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"Bellmer was aware of his sadistic impulses, and he believed them effectively sublimated through his art. Regarding his obsessive renderings of pubescent females, he stated flatly...that if he did not draw young girls so much, he might have resorted to sex murder.”Whoa.So Hans had a few issues - and Sue Taylor basically sets out to answer the question "What the hell was the matter with this guy?" The book includes a large quantity of his work, spanning his career. Taylor psychoanalyzes his entir...
Having similar sexual obsessions of Hans Bellmer I love that he is able to express his desire in a way that he can share with the world. I repressed mine and had a severe psychosis from it that doctors thought I may not return from. I am pleased that he found a way to channel his desires and contribute something beautiful to humanity. This book is one of my favourites upon Hans Bellmer.
The author is quite obsessed with Freud and his take on development and sexuality. While I believe some of this is true, at some point it might be better to study the tenets of the surrealist artist group and spend less time making Bellmer fit into Freud's Oedipus complex mold. I realize much of Bellmer's work can be considered pornographic, there is no doubt he was a talented artist who drew images most would not bring to the light of day. He was another tortured soul who could draw anf paint a...
anything on the topic of perverse,cross dressing, technical masters---i love!
Introductory perspective on an often hard to digest/difficult to understand surrealist.