DOLL AS AN EROTIC FETISH IN THE PHOTOGRAPHS OF HANS BELLMER
The article analyzes the photographic series "The Doll" (1934-1935) by German photographer Hans Bellmer in the context of representation of an artificial body. Hinged dolls of Bellmer can be easily dismantled or cut into pieces, they are objects that represent new meanings of erotic content. The artist himself called them "articulating objects" and anagrams, the visual translatability of which was marked with tools deconstruction. The doll becomes for the artist an alter ego of a kind, a part of a fetishist's universe - "an object which can be possessed". Artificial girl Hans Bellmer undermines the foundations of aggressive masculinity and is a reaction to the "Nazi subject" ( R. Krauss). For Bellmer, the body of a doll is an erotic and narrative fetish which helps him to overcome childhood injuries, suppressed complexes and forbidden sexual desires. In his obsession with dolls the photographer reproduces a new associative text with ambiguous semantics. Like a mathematician, he divides, subtracts and performs a permutation, presenting an anagrammatical equation and a palindrome to the audience. These photographic stagings make the body, visual iconography and writing visually and linguistically balanced.