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Balthus 1908-2001

Works: 369 works in 1,109 publications in 10 languages and 14,365 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Biography  Catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catalogues raisonnés  Interviews  Biographical films  Documentary films  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Artist, Costume designer, Interviewee, Set designer , Other, zxx, Engraver, Editor, Honoree, Lithographer
Classifications: ND553.B23, 759.4
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Balthus by Stanislas Klossowski de Rola( Book )

47 editions published between 1982 and 2002 in 5 languages and held by 1,653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a thorough overview of the work of Balthus (b. 1908), the elusive painter whose fascinating images of young women were first greatly admired by the Surrealists, and have remained so today. This controversial artist is exceedingly reclusive, and until the last decade rarely gave interviews or allowed himself to be photographed. As a result, both his life and his work have been the subject of much intrigue and speculation. Now, his eldest son, Stanislas
Balthus by Stanislas Klossowski de Rola( Book )

37 editions published in 1983 in 4 languages and held by 1,249 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, time suspended : paintings and drawings 1932-1960 by Sabine Rewald( Book )

16 editions published in 2007 in 3 languages and held by 247 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 : a biography by Nicholas Fox Weber( Book )

20 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in French and English and held by 224 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 : works and interview by Mieke Bal( Book )

12 editions published in 2008 in 3 languages and held by 213 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, 1908-2001 : the king of cats by Gilles Néret( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leven en werk van de kunstenaar Balthasar Klossowski de Rola (1908-2001)
Balthus by Giovanni Carandente( Book )

9 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in 3 languages and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mitsou : forty images by Balthus( Book )

32 editions published between 1921 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in French and Japanese and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Item consists of a conversation between Semir Zeki and the artist
Balthus : Zeichnungen by Balthus( Book )

9 editions published in 1994 in 4 languages and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

catalogue raisonné
Balthus by Claude Roy( Book )

12 editions published in 1996 in 5 languages and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Major school, Balthus has steadily gained recognition over the past twenty years, especially after an important exhibition of his work at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York in 1984. Many of his paintings are now found in major U.S. museums. This fascinating book takes the scholarship on Balthus to a higher level, revealing new insights into the artist's life and career and reproducing for the first time in color many pictures held in private collections
Balthus by Balthus( Book )

12 editions published between 1978 and 1990 in 5 languages and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A travers un commentaire de sa vie et de 52 de ses tableaux reproduits en couleurs, Jean Leymarie donne un aperçu de l'importance de Balthus en qui Rilke, Artaud, Picasso et Camus ont reconnu l'un des artistes des plus originaux de notre époque. En annexe, près de 200 petites reproductions en noir et blanc de ses peintures illustrent les grands thèmes traités par l'artiste
Balthus through the looking glass = Balthus de l'autre cote du miroir by Damian Pettigrew( Visual )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reconnu comme son portrait définitif, ce longmétrage doccumentaire, plusieurs fois primé, éclaire surtout la démarche du peintre. Des entretiens approfondis avec l'artiste filmé dans son atelier et avec sa famille et ses proches, des photos d'Henri Carti-Bresson et d' Irving Penn et de nombreux documents inédits révèlent la richesse et la complexité du travail de l'un des maîtres du XXème siècle. Tourné en Super 16 pendant quatre saisons en Suisse, en Italie, en France, et en Angleterre par le réalisateur de Italo Calvino et Fellini, je suis un grand menteur
Balthus à contre-courant : entretiens avec Costanzo Costantini by Balthus( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in French and Polish and held by 50 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
Gemälde by Balthus( Book )

9 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in German and Undetermined and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Balthus, the drawings by Balthus( Book )

11 editions published in 1998 in 3 languages and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Balthus' drawings include sketches, portraits, still lifes, landscapes, and nude studies"--Dustjacket
Balthus and cats by Alain Vircondelet( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in French and English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Through the painter's works of art and personal photographs, we are given a glimpse into the intimate and wondrous sanctuary constructed by Balthus and his wife Setsuko at their home at the Grand Chalet, where cats roamed free, the trusted guardians of many secrets"--
Balthus by Balthus( Book )

4 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Balthus: a retrospective exhibition by Balthus( Book )

6 editions published between 1968 and 1975 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Balthus by Balthus( Book )

5 editions published in 1980 in 3 languages and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Balthasar Klossowsky

Balthasar Klossowsky 1908-2001


Balthus, 1908-

Balthus, Balthasar 1908-2001

Balthus Frans kunstschilder (1908-2001)

Balthus French painter

Balthus pittore francese

Balthus polnisch-französischer Maler

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

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

Klossowski de Rola, Balthazar.

Klossowski de Rola, Balthazar 1908-2001

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 Klossowski de

Rola Balthasar Kłossowski de 1908-2001

Rola, Balthazar Klossowski de.

Rola, Balthazar Klossowski de, 1908-2001

Rolla, Balthasar Klossowski de.








バルテュス 1908-2001


Balthus, time suspended : paintings and drawings 1932-1960Balthus : a biographyBalthus : works and interviewBalthus, 1908-2001 : the king of catsBalthusBalthus, the drawingsBalthus : a biography