Thursday, April 6, 2017

Man Ray

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Man Ray has created "Space Writing" in a dream-like scene in which it is possible to write in the air. The scribbles of light are reminiscent of children's drawings, valued by the surrealists because children are thought to be more in touch with their impulses. The background lines on the left merge toward his head and come out the other side in the background shapes on the right, as if ideas were bursting from his head. His head is barely visible, but a circle of light is drawn around where the head should be, suggesting that the expression of his unconscious through this drawing is a more accurate representation of Man Ray than his photographic image. I chose this because it was different than the traditional photograph since it is scribbled with light writing. It also reminded me of what inside a confused persons mind might look like. 

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