tuesday 21 september 2004

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Man Ray: Glass Tears (variant) uit 'Man Ray', Taco Verlag, 1989

"Like the emotive expression of a silent screen star in a film still, the woman's plaintive upward glance and mascara-encrusted lashes seem intended to invoke wonder at the cause of her distress. The face, however, belongs not to a real woman but to a fashion mannequin who cries tears of glistening, round glass beads; (...) Man Ray made this photograph in Paris around the time of his breakup with his lover Lee Miller, and the woman's false tears may relate to that event in the artist's life."

> uit de boekenkast van (1) - Man Ray's variatie op Glass Tears, een fotoserie uit 1932.



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