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Balthus 1908-2001

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Works: 411 works in 917 publications in 10 languages and 13,457 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  History 
Roles: Illustrator, Honoree, Artist, Costume designer, Set designer , Interviewee, Dedicatee, Engraver, Other, Lithographer
Classifications: ND553.B23, 759.4
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Balthus by Stanislas Klossowski de Rola ( Book )
63 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 2,446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
Balthus : drawings and watercolors by Balthus ( Book )
5 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Balthus : cats and girls by Sabine Rewald ( Book )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and German and held by 242 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 Balthus ( Book )
35 editions published between 1956 and 2006 in 7 languages and held by 189 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, 1908-2001 : the king of cats by Gilles Néret ( Book )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Balthus, time suspended : paintings and drawings 1932-1960 by Sabine Rewald ( Book )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and German and held by 172 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."--BOOK JACKET
Balthus : works and interview by Mieke Bal ( Book )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 171 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."--BOOK JACKET
Balthus : catalogue raisonné of the complete works by Virginie Lehideux-Vernimmen ( Book )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Balthus and cats by Alain Vircondelet ( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 72 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 -- Back cover
Balthus, ou, La quête de l'essentiel by Semir Zeki ( Book )
5 editions published in 1995 in French and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Item consists of a conversation between Semir Zeki and the artist
Balthus et le portrait by Camille Viéville ( Book )
5 editions published in 2011 in French and held by 55 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."--P. [4] of cover
Balthus : catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre complet by Virginie Lehideux-Vernimmen ( Book )
3 editions published in 1999 in French and held by 45 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 )
6 editions published in 2001 in French and Undetermined and held by 43 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 : catalogue raisonné: das Gesamtwerk by Virginie Lehideux-Vernimmen ( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in German and French and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Balthus by Balthus ( Book )
8 editions published in 1993 in French and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Balthus : disegni e acquarelli by Giovanni Carandente ( Book )
3 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in Italian and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Balthus : les méditations d'un promeneur solitaire de la peinture : entretiens avec Françoise Jaunin by Balthus ( Book )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in French and Polish and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Balthus : Un atelier dans le Morvan, 1953-1961. by Balthus ( Book )
3 editions published in 1999 in French and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Balthasar Klossowsky
Balthus
Balthus, 1908-
Balthus, Balthasar 1908-2001
Balthus (Pseud. de Balthazar Klossowski de Rola), 1908-2001
Baltus 1908-2001
Baltusz.
Baltusz, 1908-2001
Baltusz Klossowski De Rola
Count Balthazar Klossowski de Rola
De Rola, Balthazar Klossowski
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 Wirklicher Name
Klossowski, de Rola Balthazar Michel.
Klossowski de Rola, Balthazar Michel 1908-2001
Klossowski de Rola, Balthus, 1908-
Klossowski de Rolla, Balthasar.
Klossowski de Rolla, Balthazar
Klossowski, J. 1908-2001
Rola, Balthasar.
Rola, Balthasar Klossowski de
Rola, Balthasar Klossowski de, 1908-2001
Rola, Balthazar Klossowski de.
Rola, Balthazar Klossowski de 1908-2001
Rolla, Balthasar Klossowski de.
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English (146)
French (112)
German (25)
Italian (16)
Spanish (5)
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