The J. Paul Getty Museum

[Juliet, nude]

Object Details

Title:

[Juliet, nude]

Artist/Maker:

Man Ray (American, 1890 - 1976)

Culture:

American

Place:

Los Angeles, California, United States (Place Created)

Date:

1945

Medium:

Gelatin silver print

Object Number:

84.XM.1000.115

Dimensions:

34.9 × 27.1 cm (13 3/4 × 10 11/16 in.)

Copyright:

© Man Ray Trust ARS-ADAGP

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Object Description

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.

Exhibitions
Exhibitions
A Practical Dreamer: The Photographs of Man Ray (October 27, 1998 to October 8, 2000)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), October 27, 1998 to January 17, 1999
  • Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), April 2 to June 25, 2000
  • Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto), July 13 to October 8, 2000
Bibliography
Bibliography

Ray, Man. I 50 Volti di Juliet (Milano: G. Mazzotta, 1981), n. p.