Ingres’ Violin

Man Ray1924–1970

Oscar Niemeyer Museum

Oscar Niemeyer Museum
Curitiba, Brazil

“Ingres' Violin” shows the back of the model Kiki de Montparnasse (1901-1953), in a position that refers to paintings by Jean-Auguste Dominique Ingrés (1780 - 1867), a painter who was also a music lover; for this reason, Man Ray deepened the reference by painting with ink the two efes or acoustic openings of the violin on Kiki's back (on the photograph).


  • Title: Ingres’ Violin
  • Creator: Man Ray
  • Date: 1924–1970
  • Location: France
  • Physical Dimensions: 65 x 55
  • Rights: © Man Ray 2015 Trust
  • Medium: Color serigraph on plastic

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