Man Ray is one of the key members of the artistic avant-garde of the early twentieth century. He is an exceptional, disconcerting and extremely attractive figure among activists and promoters of the movements of Dada and Surrealism, without whose knowledge it is difficult to see what innovative, versatile and integrators of new and old techniques, experiences and feelings the artists of that splendid period of Western culture had. Man Ray is an integral and vital part of the process of transforming the art of the twentieth century.