Hans BELLMER is a painter born March 13, 1902 in Katowice in Silesia. He died February 23, 1975.
Hans Bellmer is a French artist of German origin, born March 13, 1902 in Katowice in Silesia. His father tries to fight against the rebellious spirit that animates it by forcing it to work in a mine, then in a steel mill. In 1923, he took courses at the Technische Hochschule in Berlin and meets the initiators of Dadaism. He followed various positions as a typographer, book illustrator and draftsman.
On arrival to power of the Nazis in 1933, Bellmer decided not to do anything that would be useful to the state and fully launched in the art. It creates, in 1934, the surrealist object par excellence: The Doll. Following the discovery, the Kaiser Friedrich Museum in Berlin, mobile dolls Dürer, he decided to dislocate his and begins to explore the possibilities of the anatomy of desire. If she is starting a rebellion against all authority device, the provocative doll becomes the instrument of a different investigation: new thinking on the body, making the fetish object Bellmer reference creation for contemporary erotic expression. His goal: "rephysiologiser dizziness passion to invent desires. "
In 1934, he discovered a number of the Minotaur review and contacts with the Parisian surrealist group. They recognize in her doll and the pictures he made in a new way to open the mind of the company to his unconscious fantasies.
During World War II, Hans Bellmer takes refuge in France. In 1939, he published his photographs in a book called the doll the Games accompanied by a poem by Paul Eluard. Following a check of the French police, he was imprisoned at Camp des Milles near Marseille until 1940 with Max Ernst, and Wols Springer.
Bellmer wrote a text-contracted in 1957 which intends to demonstrate its approach, entitled Little anatomy of physical unconscious or small anatomy of the image. His last wife, Unica Zurn, will work with him the anagram plastic until 1975, when he died.
In 2006, the Centre Pompidou organized a retrospective, focusing on the anatomy of desire, concept at the heart of the unique creation of the French artist.
Hans BELLMER died February 23, 1975 in Paris.
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