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Balthus 1908-2001

Works: 504 works in 1,257 publications in 9 languages and 14,918 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catalogues raisonnés  Interviews  History  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Artist, Costume designer, Interviewee, Dedicatee, Set designer , Other, Editor, Lithographer, Engraver, Honoree
Classifications: ND553.B23, 759.4
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Most widely held works by Balthus
Balthus by Balthus( Book )

46 editions published between 1982 and 2001 in 5 languages and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Klossowski de Rola, offers privileged insights into the art and thought of this remarkable man. Here is the widest selection of Balthus's work ever published: landscapes, street scenes, still lifes, and women, from the 1930s to the present, including all his most important paintings of the last ten years. A unique collection of rare photographs presents the young Balthus in his studio, as well as in recent images taken by his friend Henri Cartier-Bresson and other
Balthus by Stanislas Klossowski de Rola( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Balthus : drawings and watercolors by Balthus( Book )

14 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Second revised edition of an illustrated study of the twentieth century painter, Balthus and his work, written by his son who is also the author of GOLDEN GAME: ALCHEMICAL ENGRAVINGS OF THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY
Balthus : cats and girls by Sabine Rewald( Book )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and German and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Balthus's lifelong curiosity with the ambiguities and dark side of childhood resulted in his best-known and most iconic works. In these pictures, Balthus (1908-2001) mingles intuition into his young sitters' psyches with overt erotic desire and forbidding austerity, making them among the most powerful depictions of childhood and adolescence ever committed to canvas. Often included in these scenes are enigmatic cats, possible stand-ins for the artist himself. Balthus: Cats and Girls is the first book devoted to this subject, focusing on the early decades of the artist's career from the mid-1930s to the 1950s. Drawing on extensive knowledge of the artist's life and work, as well as on interviews with Balthus and the models themselves, Sabine Rewald explores the origins and permutations of Balthus's obsessions with adolescents and felines. She addresses the crucial influence of such key figures as poet Rainer Maria Rilke, his mother's lover, who acted as Balthus's surrogate father, but also includes the previously unknown voices of the girl models: their recollections and comments provide a unique perspective on some of the best known and most controversial paintings of the 20th century."--Publisher's description
Balthus by Stanislas Klossowski de Rola( Book )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With the death of Balthus in February 2001, the world lost one of the greatest painters of the twentieth century. Born into an aristocratic Polish family in 1908, Balthus grew up amid the most cultivated and artistic circles of Geneva, Berlin, and Paris. Brilliantly precocious, he developed early his dual fascinations with the East and with Europe's old masters - inspirations that show in the poise and peculiar timelessness of his paintings. But his work is also suffused with an eroticism and a sense of mystery that betray more modern influences." "Balthus was an artist of unflinching integrity. Out of step with the modern movement, he pursued his artistic vision in relative obscurity, hailed by only a tiny group of connoisseurs, until the 1960s. By the mid-1980s his work had achieved international renown, but he remained acutely wary of public scrutiny. He believed passionately that his paintings were to be looked at, not read about, or read into. As a result the enigmatic aura of his art came to envelop the man himself - even when, in his later years, he finally let down his guard and allowed journalists and scholars into his magnificent chalet home at Rossiniere in the Swiss Alps." "Following his father's death, Stanislas Klossowski de Rola has written a new introduction to this book, which presents Balthus's most important paintings. New to this expanded edition are Balthus's last painting, The Waiting, and the controversial Guitar Lesson from 1934. Rare photographs show the young Balthus in his studio, while more recent images by the legendary photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson, the artist's friend, complete this tribute to one of the great artists of recent times."--Jacket
Balthus, 1908-2001 : the king of cats by Gilles Néret( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Balthus, time suspended : paintings and drawings 1932-1960 by Sabine Rewald( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and German and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Balthus's most important works were created between 1932 and 1960, when he lived in Paris and in Chateau de Chassy; a dilapidated manor in Burgundy. This period started with a scandal: the large-format pictures shown at his first solo exhibition in the Paris Galerie Pierre in 1934 have seemingly familiar motifs - young women standing at windows, receiving music instruction or grooming themselves. But they are charged with an aggressive eroticism that shocked the viewers - and were meant to do so. In the following decades Balthus painted portraits of contemporaries, street scenes and landscapes, and time and again his favorite motif: young girls on the threshold of puberty, that erotic state of uncertainty between childhood and womanhood. Many of these works undisputedly belong to the catalogue of twentieth-century masterpieces." "This volume appears on the occasion of the very first Balthus exhibition in Germany organized by the Museum Ludwig in Cologne, presenting 76 paintings and drawings from Balthus's most creative years."--Jacket
Balthus : works and interview by Mieke Bal( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mieke Bal's analysis is focused in the eerie sense of very real and very unreal that the paintings emanate. She considers this the heart of Balthus's work. Bal argues that the paintings draw the viewer into a world we know not to exist. This canny fictionality makes allegations of erotic appropriation naive and censoring. Reducing Balthus's work to the paintings of nude adolescent girls is, moreover, ignoring his many works that are not in the least focused on this theme. Color, space, genres or history are some of the key concepts that the author put in the center of Balthus's work."--Jacket
Balthus : catalogue raisonné of the complete works by Virginie Lehideux-Vernimmen( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Balthus by Balthus( Book )

16 editions published in 1993 in 3 languages and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Balthus, ou, La quête de l'essentiel by Semir Zeki( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in French and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Item consists of a conversation between Semir Zeki and the artist
Balthus et le portrait by Camille Viéville( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in French and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dans un siècle qui a souvent malmené le portrait, le peintre Balthus (1908-2001) s'est employé avec détermination à le réhabiliter. Si l'on connaît surtout de cet artiste des variations sur le thème de la jeune fille et ses grandes compositions emplies de Mystère, le portrait joue néamnoins dans son oeuvre, dès les années 1920, un rôle passionnant et singulier. Attirant alors les créateurs les plus divers, le genre suscite un vif débat qui cristallise les antagonismes de la scène artistique:Après la guerre, dans un contexte plus rétif à la figuration, Balthus poursuivra sa voie, explorant plus encore les possibilités du portrait, notamment par le dessin. À partir des années 1930; le peintre développe une pensée esthétique du portrait: marquée par une conception très littéraire. En sont issues des oeuvres qui ont fasciné (les écrivains majeurs tels Antonin Artaud, Pierre Jean Jouve, Pierre Klossowski ou encore A Ibert Camus. Conçus tour à tour comme des créations divinatoires, magiques, nietzschéennes, les portraits de Balthus sont dotés d'un entêtant pouvoir (l'envoûtement. Investissant une multitude de champs - intimité, mondanité, amitiés artistiques et intellectuelles, autoportrait -, leur analyse permet de saisir, dans le travail de l'artiste, le rôle fondamental tenu par l'histoire de la peinture, la complexité des processus plastiques et l'emprise de Balthus sur ses modèles."--Page [4] de la couv
Balthus : Leben und Werk by Claude Roy( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in German and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Balthus : Centre Georges Pompidou, Musée national d'art moderne, Paris, 5 novembre 1983-23 janvier 1984 : the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 21 février-13 mai 1984 by Balthus( Book )

13 editions published in 1983 in French and English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Balthus : catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre complet by Virginie Lehideux-Vernimmen( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in French and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le catalogue des peintures, dessins et carnets de croquis est subdivisé selon un plan chronologique en six périodes distinctes dont la dernière se déroule à Rossinière et s'étend de 1977 à 1997
Balthus à contre-courant : entretiens avec Costanzo Costantini by Balthus( Book )

7 editions published in 2001 in French and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Balthus parle non seulement de son oeuvre, mais aussi de sa vie, de ses idées, de ses amis et des grands artistes du XXe siècle. Ces entretiens jettent une lumière nouvelle sur la personnalité artistique et humaine d'un homme qui a vécu les grands moments de la fin du XXe siècle
Balthus : Un atelier dans le Morvan, 1953-1961. by Balthus( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in French and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gemälde by Balthus( Book )

7 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in German and Undetermined and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mémoires de Balthus by Balthus( Book )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une sorte de testament ultime et définitif de Balthus qui résume cette traversée du XXe siècle, solitaire et pourtant peuplée de figures légendaires, que le grand peintre a accomplie. Il s'agit d'une méditation sur la peinture, la vie, la mort, l'amour, où l'aveu autobiographique est cependant constamment présent
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Alternative Names
Balthasar Klossowsky

Balthasar Klossowsky 1908-2001


Balthus, 1908-

Balthus artista polaco-francés

Balthus, Balthasar 1908-2001

Balthus Frans kunstschilder (1908-2001)

Balthus French painter

Balthus peintre français

Balthus pictor francez

Balthus pintor francés

Balthus pittore francese

Balthus polnisch-französischer Maler

Balthus polsko-francouzský malíř

Balthus (Pseud. de Balthazar Klossowski de Rola), 1908-2001

Balthusz 1908-2001


Baltus 1908-2001


Baltusz 1908-2001

Barutyusu 1908-2001

Count Balthazar Klossowski de Rola

De Rola, Balthazar Klossowski 1908-2001

Klossonski de Rola, Baltusz

Klossowski, Baltazar.

Klossowski, Balthasar

Kłossowski Balthasar 1908-2001

Kłossowski Balthazar 1908-2001

Klossowski, Balthus

Klossowski, Balthus 1908-2001

Klossowski de Rola, Balthasar

Kłossowski de Rola Balthasar 1908-2001

Kłossowski de Rola, Balthazar.

Klossowski de Rola, Balthazar 1908-2001

Klossowski, de Rola Balthazar Michel

Klossowski de Rola, Balthazar Michel 1908-2001

Klossowski de Rola, Balthus, 1908-

Klossowski de Rola, Baltusz 1908-2001

Klossowski de Rolla, Balthasar.

Klossowski de Rolla, Balthazar

Klossowski, J. 1908-2001

Kossoski de Rola, Balthasar 1908-2001

Rola, Balthasar.

Rola, Balthasar Klossowski de

Rola Balthasar Kłossowski de 1908-2001

Rola, Balthazar Klossowski de.

Rola, Balthazar Klossowski de 1908-2001

Rolla, Balthasar Klossowski de.



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バルテュス 1908-2001