Monday, November 28, 2011

Space Writings (2)


In this 1930's series 'Space Writing,' Man Ray became the first artist to explore the technique of 'light painting.' Man Ray mainly considered himself a painter, so the bridge between paint and photograph was revolutionary for his work and for artist across time. He accomplished this technique by setting up his camera to produce a self-portrait, opening the shutter and using a small penlight to make a sequence of swirls and linear images in the air.

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