THE DRAWINGS OF HANS BELLMER edited by Axel Grall
Academy Editions, 1972, First edition. 109 pp., 9 1/2" X 12 1/2"
Bellmer's graphic work is a constant refutal to the false differentiation between form and content which habitually governs our perception of the human body. The shock we experience from his drawings stems from his ability to make us see the unperceived affinities which link mind and body. Precisely and delicately he dissects and reassembles, in visual anagrams , the scattered components that constitute the whole man and woman. A touch of handling, else clean, crisp and square.