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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Klossowski de Rola, Stanislas.
New York : H.N. Abrams, 1996
|Named Person:||Balthus; Balthus|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Stanislas Klossowski de Rola; Balthus
|Notes:||"A Times Mirror Company"--T.p. verso.|
|Description:||160 p., 107 p. of plates : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 29 cm.|
|Responsibility:||Stanislas Klossowski de Rola.|
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.
photographers. The art of Balthus - private, hermetic, evocative, mysterious - lends itself to both deep readings and simple appreciation. The artist himself has always resisted the former, remaining convinced that the paintings should speak for themselves. But, bowing to the demands of a career that has encompassed major retrospective exhibitions at the Tate Gallery, London, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, he has assisted his son in the creation of this book.