Hans Bellmer - Untitled (n/d)
Illustration for Comte de Lautréamont’s Les Chants de Maldoror - variation on this drawing
Poetry leads to the same place as all forms of eroticism—to the blending and fusion of separate objects. It leads us to eternity, it leads us to death, and through death to continuity. Poetry is eternity; the sun matched with the sea.
The object of sensual desire is by nature another desire. The desire of the senses is the desire, if not to destroy oneself, at least to be consumed and to lose oneself without reservation.
Georges Bataille, The Object of Desire and the Totality of the Real from The Accursed Share
Photoset with 246 notes
Collages by Jan Švankmajer for Baradla Cave by Eva Svankmajerová, 2000
Collage by Toyen, 1936
Toyen (Marie Čermínová)- Young Girl Who Dreams, 1930.
… from SURREALISM: desire unbound, edited by Jennifer Mundy, Princeton University Press, 2011.
Will o’ the wisp by Kurt Seligmann, 1937
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