LeViolinD’Ingres

by jesuiscommejesuis

Why did Man Ray draw violin sound holes onto this photograpf of Kiki’s back? The title Le violin d’Ingres is a clue. It means “Ingres’ Violin” and is a french expression for hobby. Ingres was a french painter who dabbled in music. Man Ray put the turban onto Kiki’s head because Ingres spent time painting harem scenes and nudes seen from the back.

Nice hobby

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