Caça ao Búzio by Fernando Lemos, 1949




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Caça ao Búzio by Fernando Lemos, 1949




unbearablevisionroserosette:

Reference to Hans Bellmer in Marquis de Sade’s Prosperities of Vice, (1988, Akio Jissoji).




kirgiakos:

Alphonse Inoue
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kirgiakos:

Alphonse Inoue

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lamelancoly:

Monica Carocci - Doll, 1995

lamelancoly:

Monica Carocci - Doll, 1995




les-sources-du-nil:

Josef Bartuška (1898-1963)
Doll, 1930

les-sources-du-nil:

Josef Bartuška (1898-1963)

Doll, 1930




From the Doll Reconstruction Project by SUKA OFF (Homage to Hans Bellmer)

"And didn’t the doll, which lived solely through the thoughts projected into it, and which despite its unlimited pliancy could be maddeningly stand-offish, didn’t the very creation of its dollishness contain the desire and intensity sought in it by the imagination? Didn’t it amount to the final triumph over those young girls – with their wide eyes and averted looks – when a conscious gaze plundered its charms, when aggressive fingers searching for something malleable allowed the distillates of mind and senses slowly to take form, limb by limb?

Fit one joint to the other, swivel the ball-joints full circle and test them for childlike poses, gently trace the hollows, savour the pleasures of the curves, stray into the opening of an ear, do pretty things while simultaneously scattering the salt of deformation with a hint of vengeance. 

[…]

Isn’t that the solution?”

— Hans Bellmer, The Doll

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From the Doll Reconstruction Project by SUKA OFF 

Stills from a performance for camera, inspired by the photographs of Unica Zürn taken by Hans Bellmer

"The disruption of body parts has an important function for Bellmer. He is fascinated by the ‘bubbles’ of flesh that are created and the inability of the mind to understand what it sees. For Bellmer ‘the imagination derives exclusively from bodily experiences’ and language is hardly sufficient to describe ‘the interoceptive images of the body’. It is the places where the viscera intercept with desired excitation that he is interested in unveiling. These could be any point of focus where desire is submitted to by an internal impulse leaving the rest of the body to disappear or be displaced.”

— Miranda Argyle, Hans Bellmer and The Games of the Doll




frenchtwist:

Tragic Anatomies by Jake and Dinos Chapman, 1996

The Chapmans’ aim is to unearth the contradictions and hypocrisies present in contemporary culture, posing questions but providing no answers.

“There’s nothing we’ve done here that can rival the darkness of the imaginations of children. They aren’t the innocents that adults want them to be.” -J.C.

1. Forehead
2. Mirror, Mirror On The Floor Your Dad’s A Prick Your Mom’s A Whore
3. Catherine Milner

Fibreglass, resin and paint



rrosehobart:

Pierre Molinier, Autoportrait de dos avec la poupée

rrosehobart:

Pierre Molinier, Autoportrait de dos avec la poupée




gacougnol:

Herbert List
Doll with Water Bowl Hamburg 1934

gacougnol:

Herbert List

Doll with Water Bowl
Hamburg 1934




La poupée #5 and #29 by Manuel Cristaldi, 1983-1985 (homage to Bellmer) 

Video recording from Italian R.A.I of the video/performance Pupilla by Valeria Magli

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frenchtwist:

From Ma poupee japonaise series by Mario Ambrosius

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From Alice by Hajime Sawatari, 1973

From Alice by Hajime Sawatari, 1973




Poupée aux bas noirs by Hans Bellmer, 1932
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Poupée aux bas noirs by Hans Bellmer, 1932

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 frenchtwist:

Mannequins by Kai Akemi, photographed by Syuto Mikio

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