Man Ray’s Violin D’Ingres is a perfect example of a modernist photograph. Man Ray pushes both how photography is perceived and what is possible within a photograph in this example. Man Ray himself was an American, born as Emmanuel Rudnitsky, but moved to Paris and engaged in very non-American photography. Europe lacked the American ideals about what “strait photography” should be. While American schools of photography believed that an art photograph should only
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is decisive in his attempts to ironically portray this woman as a general figure but also conduct an accurate portrait of this particular woman’s soul.
It is also important too realize, that although this photograph is definitive of the times, it is not necessarily “pop,” because the image still works today. Modern art is not an ambiguous term. It does depict a time past but Man Ray’s work is still innovative and insightful.