Jacques-Henri Lartigue, Florette’s Painted Finger, 1940s
Hans Bellmer, 1953
Leavings / Threat / Phantoms / Landscapes / Threat from the series The World of Feelings and Imaginations by Zofia Rydet, 1970s
Pierre Jahan Main aux yeux 1947
I don’t think irony’s meant to synergize with anything as heartfelt as sadness. I think the main function of contemporary irony is to protect the speaker from being interpreted as naive or sentimental.
Untitled by Marlo Pascual, 2012
How To Sleep by Gjon Mili, New York, 1943
1. Model lying on back demonstrating tense breathing that produces rapid chest expansion causing blurred image.
2. Stroboscopic image of model lying on back & dropping arm w. fingers held in tense position during sleep.
3. With forearm tensed model shows tense way of dropping hand.
Herbert List - Eggs in Spalato II, 1937
Étoile de mer by Salvador Dalí, 1950
Original illustration for Dali’s surrealistic Starfish Broach
Marionette 2 and 3 by Alphonse Inoue, 1975 [crop]
From The Drawings of Hans Bellmer by Hans Bellmer (with introduction by Constantin Jelenski), 1972
Étude n° 53 from the series Carré Blanc by Eric Marrian
Familiar by Anneè Olofsson, 2003
Aktion Sommer by Rudolf Schwarzkogler, 1965