A history of surrealism, surreal art, and the artists involved in the surrealist art movement. A definitive history of the surrealist movement.

Name: Man Ray
Year of Birth & Death: (1890 - 1976)
Biography: He started as an architect, but ended up as a painter. He was pushed towards abstraction by the New York Armory Show in 1913, and paintings like Sguidilla (1919) sprung from this. Upon meeting Marcel Duchamp, and hearing about "readymades," he was drawn into the Dada movement. He moved to Paris in 1921, and worked in several areas, such as photography, portraits, and nudes. He is also known to have made a Talking Picture, by attaching a gramophone to one of his works.He produced an album of what he called "rayograms," and entitled it Champs delicieux. He made several films during the period between 1927 and 1929, including Emak Bakia (1927) and Etoile de Mer (1928). From 1940 to 1950, he lived in the United States, and when he returned to Paris, he continued his painting and photography. He exhibited his Shakespearean Equations (1948 – 1950), a series of paintings inspired by mathematical objects, at the Galerie Furstemberg in 1954.

Art Name: Indestructible Object
Date Created: 1923/1963
Medium: Metronome and Photograph
Size: Height 23.5 cm
Collection: Collection of Vera and Arturo Schwarz, Milan

Art Name: La Rue Ferou
Date Created: 1952
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Size: 77.5 x 59.7 cm
Collection: Collection of Samuel Siegler, New Jersey

Art Name: Portrait of Alfred Stieglitz
Date Created: 1913
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Size: 26.7 x 21.6 cm
Collection: Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven

Art Name: Self-Portrait with camera
Date Created: 1930
Medium: Solarized silver print
Collection: Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris

Art Name: Tosure (Marcel Duchamp)
Date Created: 1921
Medium: Photograph

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