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The Museum of Avant-garde

Raoul Ubac

Belgium (1910—1985)
Belgian born Ubac moved to Paris to start literature but soon turned his interests to art. He discovered Man Ray and Breton, who influenced him greatly. He moved to Germany, where he continued his studies in Cologne at the School of Applied Arts. During his career he worked as a sculptor, painter and photographer, experimenting with cutting edge techniques and inventing the burning process, developed together with David Hare. His photographs appeared on the Surrealist magazine Minotaure.

The fight of Penthesilea. Triumph of sterility (Le combat de Penthésilée. Triomphe de la stérilité)

Original photography / Gelatin silver print / 18.7 x 25.6 cm / 1937 / © 2020 / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

The reverse of the face (L’envers de la face)

Original photography / Gelatin silver print / 18.8 x 25.6 cm / 1939 / © 2020 / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

The fight of Penthesilea (Le combat de Penthésilée)

Original photography / Gelatin silver print / 18.8 x 25.4 cm / 1937 / © 2020 / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Fossil objects (Les objets fossiles)

Original photography / Gelatin silver print / 18.8 x 25.6 cm / 1939 / © 2020 / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris