Hans Bellmer’s Works on Paper at the 55th Venice Biennale

The 55th International Art Exhibition, The Encyclopedic Palace
Jun 5, 2013 10:20PM

Hans Bellmer adopted his controversial practice—the creation of provocative, often grotesque sculptures of pubescent female dolls—in the 1930s to rebel against the artistic rules and standards of beauty imposed by the Nazi government. After moving to Berlin in 1923, Bellmer became close with the Dada artists, particularly George Grosz, a politically minded painter who furthered Bellmer’s distrust of government. Read more.

All works engravings on paper from the series Petite traité du morale

Photo by Francesco Galli, courtesy of la Biennale di Venezia

The 55th International Art Exhibition, The Encyclopedic Palace