Dreams of Desire 25 (Return to Reason)

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La Retour a la Raison-Man Ray 1923
A still from Man Ray first film La Retour a la Raison (The Return To Reason) from 1923, a short experimental Dadaist film that includes Rayographs, night shots of the lights at a fairground, dancing mobiles and this being Man Ray, the stippled torso of a beautiful female, his lover the celebrated Kiki de Montparnasse. As with  most of Man Ray’s art the effect is sublimely erotic and yet subtly disquieting.

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12 thoughts on “Dreams of Desire 25 (Return to Reason)

  1. Obviously a beautiful model but the lighting, the shadows and the shakiness (slight blurring) of the image make for a compelling piece. You see what I mean about the shaky camera being a thing? You could make it work for you. I really like the Man Ray stuff, misogyny notwithstanding.

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