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Peg-Top

Hans Bellmer

Peg-Top

Hans Bellmer
  • Original Title: La Toupie
  • Date: c.1937
  • Style: Surrealism
  • Genre: sketch and study
  • Media: oil

This image relates to a plan for a sculpture, which Bellmer never completed. The peg-top was intended to symbolise a woman turning the heads and hearts of men. Bellmer was interested in ideas of fetishism, drawing out sexual associations between inert objects and the body.

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