"Eadweard Muybridge understood that a single photograph was of little use when you are trying to understand the movement of an subject. Movement is inherently a function of moving through time and space. Muybridge's genius was that the even though a single photograph could only reveal a frozen moment in the movement of an object, a series of photographs are able to reveal a much more accurate description of movement...In Picasso and Duchamp's paintings, it is difficult to tell if it is the subject or the object that is moving."
"But after trying to share my graduate work with others...how could I
possibly capture all of the art created by these six amazing artists:
Marcel Duchamp, Alexander Calder, Jean Tinguely (my personal favorite), Claes Oldenburg, Elizabeth Murray and Joseph Cornell...Well, thanks to the magic of the Internet and widgets, I can create content which gives you a glimpse into the breadth of these artists' creative genius. Plus I am hoping that it won't become hopelessly outdated within a week."
Man Ray "met Alfred Stieglitz in 1913, and through Stieglitz's Gallery 291, he became acquainted with many of the most innovative artists of the time,
including the founder of the New York Dada movement, Marcel Duchamp. Man Ray and Duchamp remained close friends throughout their lives."
"In 1946, Tanning married Max Ernst in a double wedding with Man Ray
and Juliet Browner. Their crowd also included Peggy Guggenheim
(Ernst's third wife; Tanning was his fourth),
Marcel Duchamp, René
Dali, Pablo Picasso, Dylan Thomas, and Truman Capote."