Tears (1933), Man Ray.Like a film still from a silent movie, this work reeks of drama: what has happened to cause this woman such distress? Glancing upwards wistfully, her eyelashes are mascara-encrusted, her tears unnaturally spherical. This is not a real woman; it is a mannequin, crying tears of round glass beads. Man Ray’s inspiration for this gelatine silver print may have been his recent breakup with fashion photographer Lee Miller.

Françoise Gilot, Picasso’s young muse and lover between 1943 and 1953. http://www.artfinder.com/work/portrait-of-francoise-gilot-pablo-picasso-1/in/art.daily/

ARTFINDER: "Blackbird" by Laura Grandinetti - This is a sumie work realized with india ink on rice paper. Sometimes I like to use the india ink...the pure simplicity of this technique is for me unique an...

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