Tuesday, October 5, 2010
POSTED BY: Patrick Smith
Those turn of the century German artists were just insane. It's not a surprise to anyone familiar with my work that Hans Bellmer would be an inspiration. His twisted drawings are something I could only wish to create... I especially love the way he renders hands (a personal obsession of mine). His work is also very often wonderfully perverted! I have to confess that I've just recently discovered this guy via a coffee table book at a friends house. Later I discovered that friend wrote her dissertation on him at Columbia.. so thanks Syd!Rad fact: Bellmer's work was declared "degenerate" by the Nazi Party, and he was forced to flee Germany to France in 1938.