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Man Ray’s Shakespearean Equations: As You Like It

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Mon, 4 May 2015

Man Ray’s Shakespearean Equations: As You Like It

by Experiment Station
As Man Ray launched into his Shakespearean Equations project, he reworked a canvas from 1940 titled Disillusion. Transforming the composition into As You Like It, the artist removed the disembodied hand, changed the globe-like sphere into a celestial form, and encased the floating orb in a rectangular trompe l’oeil frame.