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Clair, Jean 1940-

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Most widely held works by Jean Clair
Balthus by Stanislas Klossowski de Rola( Book )

28 editions published in 2001 in 3 languages and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Balthazar Klossowski, known as Balthus, is largely regarded as one of the twentieth century's most important painters - as well as the most scandalous. His dreamlike canvases populated with pubescent girls in provocative poses garnered him both praise and scorn from artists and critics alike. This volume, edited by renowned scholar Jean Clair, includes more than 400 color plates and includes essays by the premier experts on Balthus's work and life as well as recollections of the artist by his colleagues and friends."--Jacket
Cosmos : from Romanticism to the avant-garde by Montreal Museum of Fine Arts( Book )

30 editions published in 1999 in English and French and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tête à tête by Henri Cartier-Bresson( Book )

28 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and French and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fotografisk skildring af mennesker i Europa
Vienne, 1880-1938 : l'apocalypse joyeuse by Centre Georges Pompidou( Book )

27 editions published in 1986 in 3 languages and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marcel Duchamp by Sarane Alexandrian( Book )

45 editions published in 1977 in 3 languages and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Picasso érotique by Pablo Picasso( Book )

18 editions published in 2001 in 3 languages and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great parade : portrait of the artist as clown by Jean Clair( Book )

14 editions published in 2004 in English and French and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The circus is a dazzling world filled with acrobats and harlequins, tumblers and riders, monsters and celestial creatures. Now this engaging book sets that world in a new light, examining how painters, sculptors, and photographers from the eighteenth century to the present have used the circus as a springboard for their imaginative expression and have envisioned the clown as a metaphor for the modern artist. The book presents more than 175 works by such artists as Degas, Toulouse-Lautrec, Rouault, Picasso, Chagall, and Leger. Some of these are masterful works shown for the first time rangiing from the 18-meter stage curtain Picasso designed in 1917 for Erik Satie's ballet Parade to more intimate works such as Nadar and Tournachon's photographs of Pierrot as played by celebrated mime Charles Debureau
Lost paradise : symbolist Europe : [exhibition by Jean Clair( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'âme au corps : arts et sciences 1793-1993 : [exposition] Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, 19 octobre 1993-24 janvier 1994 by Jean Clair( Book )

33 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in French and Undetermined and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contributi di: Michel Lemire, Jean-François Debord, Bruno Jacomy, Alain Mercier, Heinz Schott, Frédéric Charvet, Henri Bonnet, Laura Bossi, Roy Porte, Elisabeth Madlener, Claudio Pogliano, Philippe Sorel, Aaron Sheon, Pietro Corsi, Barbara Larson, Erika Krause, Peter Strasser, Anthea Callen, Anne Harrington, Philippe Comar, Jean-François Debord, Jean Clair, Jacqueline Carroy, Wieland Schmied, Mark Gisbourne, Germano Celant, Cathrin Pichler, Laurence Kahn
Identity and alterity : figures of the body 1895/1995 : la Biennale di Venezia, 46. esposizione internazionale d'arte by Biennale de Venise( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CD-ROM version of the exhibition catalog, complete with illustrations, notes on the works and artists, and the abiliity to search the artists and works
Mélancolie, génie et folie en occident : en hommage à Raymond Klibansky, 1905-2005 : Galeries nationales du grand palais, Paris, 10 octobre 2005-16 janvier 2006 ; Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, 17 février-7 mai 2006 by Galeries nationales du Grand Palais (France)( Book )

26 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in French and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse la mélancolie dans l'art, considérée depuis l'Antiquité jusqu'au romantisme et au postmodernisme comme un signe de génie. A travers plus de 200 oeuvres, ce catalogue offre un large panorama des représentations de la mélancolie dans l'art, de la douceur à la furie. Montre comment, de Dürer à Kiefer en passant par Cranach, Schongauer, etc., la mélancolie a façonné le génie européen
Balthus : a biography by Nicholas Fox Weber( Book )

11 editions published in 1999 in French and English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first full-scale biography of one of the most elusive and enigmatic painters of our time - the self-proclaimed Count Balthus Klossowski de Rola - whose brilliantly rendered, markedly sexualized portraits, especially of young girls, are among the most memorable images in contemporary art." "In 1934 his first exhibition, in Paris, stunned the art world. The seven canvases drew attention to his extraordinary technique - a mix of tradition and imagination informed by the work of Piero della Francesca, Courbet, and Joseph Reinhardt, but unique to the twenty-six-year-old artist - and to their provocative content; one of the paintings, The Guitar Lesson, was so powerful in its sadomasochistic imagery that it was deemed necessary to remove it from public display." "Continuously since then, Balthus's work has provoked both great opprobrium and profound admiration - as has the artist himself, whether collaborating with Antonin Artaud on his Theater of Cruelty, transforming the Villa Medici into the social center of Fellini's Rome in the 1950s, or competing for the artistic limelight with his friends Picasso and Andre Derain." "The artist's complexities are clarified and his genius understood in a book that derives its particular immediacy from Weber's long and intense conversations with Balthus - who never previously consented to discuss his life and work with a biographer - as well as his interviews with the painter's closest friends, members of his family, and many of the subjects of his controversial canvases."--Jacket
Delvaux by Michel Butor( Book )

31 editions published between 1975 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 1930s : the making of "the new man" by Jean Clair( Book )

14 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On the heels of the Roaring Twenties, the 1930s, which spanned from the economic crisis of 1929 to the outbreak of the Second World War, was a dark decade. Beyond similiar governmental, mechanisms, these regimes shared an ideology: the will to create what they called the "New Man."" "This decade began with a more or less innocent dream of the theme of the original egg, germination, the harmonious growth of a fabric both biological and social, but ended with the nightmarish discovery of the corpses in the concentration camps by the armies of liberation in 1945"--Jacket
Christian Bérard by Boris Kochno( Book )

5 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om den franske maler og teatermaler Christian Bérard (1902-1949)
The 1920s : age of the metropolis( Book )

9 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journal atrabilaire by Jean Clair( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in French and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dialogue avec les morts by Jean Clair( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in French and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Courte histoire de l'art moderne : un entretien [avec Thierry Naudin] by Jean Clair( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in French and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lait noir de l'aube : journal by Jean Clair( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in French and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Constituant un journal sentimental, l'ouvrage reprend au fil des quatre saisons les souvenirs, les rêves, les réactions et les pensées de l'auteur, au point de s'y montrer en contradiction avec lui-même
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Cosmos : from Romanticism to the avant-garde
Alternative Names

controlled identityRégnier, Gérard

Clair, J. J.

Clair, Jean Jacques.

Gérard Régnier 1940-

Ioannes Clair

Jean Clair francouzský historik umění a spisovatel

Jean Clair Frans kunsthistoricus

Jean Clair französischer Kunsthistoriker, Konservator, Museumsleiter und Autor

Jean Clair French journalist

Jean Clair scrittore e storico dell'arte francese

Régnier, Gérard 1940-

Жан Клер

クレール, ジャン

クレール, ジャン 1940-

French (230)

English (124)

Italian (8)

German (3)

Cosmos : from Romanticism to the avant-gardeTête à têtePicasso érotiqueThe great parade : portrait of the artist as clownBalthus : a biographyThe 1930s : the making of "the new man"