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In Hans Bellmer's c.1936 Surrealist work 'The Doll', the female form is malleable and objectified in Bellmer's hands as a doll-maker and photographer, exposing this dismembered, bulbous form with chiaroscuro lighting and a low angle. In effect, he casts fetishist, erotic tones on the child's plaything (traditionally asexual) and turns the viewer into disconcerting voyeur, even more uncanny with the pastel hand-coloured background.
Ruan Hoffmann. An artist by trade,Ruan Hoffmann has turned to working with ceramics over the past 14 years. He uses the three-dimensional surfaces of plates, bowls, tile panels and small sculptures as canvasses for his icon-like images. His art is often infused with personal concerns about identity and sexuality.