The Women-Plant and other Animals









Karel Teige (December 13, 1900 – October 1, 1951), a leader of the Czech surrealism in the 1920s, was graphic artist, photographer, typographer and, not least, theoretician of avant-garde aesthetics. In 1948, after coming the Soviet army, Teige was silenced by the government, his papers were destroyed, and his published work was suppressed for decades.
His collages are always permeated with a strong sexual allure, through the remarkable adoption in key erotic of the anthropomorphic landscape of late Renaissance.

Source:
Karel Teige's collages on Central Europe Review

The metaphysical Horror of Glamour







The elegance of glam fascinates Luca Mainini. He cuts out the pages of glossy magazines, then, with a fashion photographer's excellent eye, reassembles the bodies in pieces and sets them in urban landscapes: this way he creates monstrous and puzzled creatures who have still a great style. An effective way to highlight the Metaphysical Horror of the Glamour.

Source: Luca Mainini, Luca Mainini on Flickr

Dismantled Faces







Source: Bruce New, Bruce New on Flickr

The big Man and other Nightmares





Hitoshi Matsumoto, Dai-Nihonjin, 2007





Hitoshi Matsumoto, Shinboru, 2009


Source:
Wikipedia: Hitoshi Matsumoto

Lost Faces, identity Lost










Ashkan Honarvar's work is focused on the loss of personal identity through the wounds of the body caused by disease, accidents and war. Metaphor of violence in a world in which the person is flesh, and love a question for butchers.

Source: Ashkan Honarvar

Inconography of the industrial Body








Born in 1888 in Germany, the German physician Fritz Kahn (1888-1968) was between 1920 and 1950 a prolific writer and illustrator of books and articles for the general public on medicine, health and science.
His principal books, Das Leben des Menschen (The Life of Man, 1922-31) and Der Mensch: Gesund und Krank (Man: In Health and Sickness, 1939) would be translated into English, Dutch, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Chinese, Indonesian and Finish.
Influenced by Dada, neue Sachlichkeit, Sur­realism, Con­structi­v­ism, Art Deco and Neo-classicism, his complex illustrations visually explained how the human body works.

Source:
Fritz Kahn, Industriepalast, Fritz Kahn's Modernist Physiology