The erotic imagery of Hans Bellmer's art is both witty and violent. Obsessed with his central theme - that of the 'Doll' - Bellmer creates capricious, often soda-masochistic, assemblages of parts of the female anatomy. Reflecting the discoveries of Freud, the artist first conceived these images in Nazi Germany of the 1930's as passionate declarations of liberty. -- back cover.
Includes biography and bibliography.