Hans BELLMER |
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Germany 1902 - 1975
German; born Kattowicz, 1902 - died Paris 1975.
Bellmer studied under George Grosz in Berlin and by the early thirties had adopted his surrealist style depicting bizarre images involving young female nudes. Denounced by the Nazis as a degenerate, he fled to Paris in 1935 and became a member of the Surrealist group there (Arp, Ernst, Duchamp, Man Ray).
He made his famous poupées (dolls), articulated female figurines, which defined his work from others. They were photographed by himself and Man Ray and he employed his superb draughtsmanship in depicting them in paintings, drawings, etchings and engravings.
Draughtsman, painter, constructor of dolls, etcher, lithographer and writer. He is essentially the poet of an obsessional erotic and fetishist magic.
Bellmer is also one of the most peculiar etchers. The erotic undertones of his work scandalised many but made him a favourite of the Surrealists
Born in Upper Silesia.
Early influence of Klinger, Beardsley. and Toulouse—Lautrec.
Hans Bellmer devoted his life to rebellion against his father, against authority and propriety. Following a number of arrests in h ...
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