1 March 2007
Le Violon d'Ingres - by Man Ray, 1924
"Man Ray was an admirer of the paintings of Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres and made a series of photographs, inspired by Ingres's languorous nudes, of the model Kiki in a turban. Painting the f -holes of a stringed instrument onto the photographic print and then rephotographing the print, Man Ray altered what was originally a classical nude. He also added the title Le Violon d'Ingres , a French idiom that means "hobby."
The transformation of Kiki's body into a musical instrument with the crude addition of a few brushstrokes makes this a humorous image, but her armless form is also disturbing to contemplate. The title seems to suggest that, while playing the violin was Ingres's hobby, toying with Kiki was a pastime of Man Ray. The picture maintains a tension between objectification and appreciation of the female form."- in The Getty
Adaptação do texto em Inglês:
Man Ray era um admirador da pintura de Ingres (1780-1867) e fez uma série de fotografias inspiradas em alguns nus do pintor (ver, por exemplo, "figure du bain" ). Neste caso Man Ray fotografa a Modelo Kiki em turbante mas acrescenta-lhe as marcas de um instrumento de cordas nas suas costas. Curiosidade em http://coimbraenossa.blogspot.com/2007/03/ingres-manray-e-msica.html
Photo from http://www.psychoanalysis.org.uk/