Dreams of Desire 15 (Nusch by Man Ray)

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Nusch Eluard -Man Ray
Nusch was Man Ray’s primary model during the mid 30’s just as Kiki De Montparnasse and Lee Miller had been in the 20’s and early 30’s. She was the perfect model for the Surrealist photographer; in turn playful, thoughtful, serene, fragile, sensual but above all mysterious.

This complexity of expression and emotion can be seen in her personal life; she could be one devoted half of the perfect Surrealist couple, fully supportive of her genius husband and at the same time the embodiment of the newly liberated, free spirited and independent woman. Nusch’s unique presence and charm could transcend all such contradictions, she always remained herself without apology or regret.

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26 thoughts on “Dreams of Desire 15 (Nusch by Man Ray)

  1. Confused, who is the model top picture this page? Dora Maar, I hated that painting of her by Picasso. I think Picasso really sucked after his rose period aside from Les Demoiselles d’Avignon.

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