Man Ray, American, 1890 - 1976, sold to Arnold Crane, before 1973.
before 1973 - 1984
Arnold Crane, American, 1932 - 2014, sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1984.
Not currently on view
Man Ray (American, 1890 - 1976)
Los Angeles, California, United States (Place Created)
Gelatin silver print
34.9 × 27.1 cm (13 3/4 × 10 11/16 in.)
© Man Ray Trust ARS-ADAGP
This photograph pays direct homage to an image of a bather by the painter Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, one of Man Ray's favorite artists. Of all Man Ray's models and muses, his second wife Juliet was the most enduring and perhaps the most pliable. Many of his pictures of Juliet are formal studies in which the viewer's eyes are drawn to her figure and features. With a background in modeling and modern dance, Juliet inspired a more narrative approach in his work.
Ray, Man. I 50 Volti di Juliet (Milano: G. Mazzotta, 1981), n. p.