After photographing the eyes of the model Lydia and framing them in different ways, Man Ray, still with the Dada spirit, decided to put glass tears on his face. Arlette Bernard, director of beauty institutes in Paris, took advantage of photography, using it as an advertisement for her new mascara that allowed Madame “to cry at the cinema, cry at the theater, laugh to tears without fear of undoing her beautiful eyes ”


  • Title: Glass Tears
  • Creator: Man Ray
  • Date: 1932
  • Location: France
  • Physical Dimensions: 20,5 x 29,5
  • Rights: © Man Ray 2015 Trust
  • Medium: Gelatin-silver print from 1976

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