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Néret, Gilles

Works: 437 works in 1,674 publications in 16 languages and 16,667 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Juvenile works  Pictorial works  Biography‡vPictorial works  History  Catalogs  Portraits 
Roles: Author, Editor, Publishing director, Author of introduction, Conceptor, Creator, Contributor, Redactor, Other, Interviewee, Compiler
Classifications: ND813.D3, 759.4
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Most widely held works by Gilles Néret
Salvador Dalí 1904-1989 by Robert Descharnes( Book )

124 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 2,135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Works and analysis of the Spanish painter
Salvador Dali by Gilles Néret( Book )

65 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Painter, sculptor, writer and film maker, Salvador Dalí was one of the 20th century's greatest exhibitionists and eccentrics - and was rewarded with fierce controversy wherever he went. This lively biography presents the infamous surrealist Dalí is full colour and in his own words
Henri Matisse by Gilles Néret( Book )

34 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in 6 languages and held by 875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De ontwikkeling en de invloeden in het werk van de Franse beeldend kunstenaar (1869-1954)
The arts of the twenties by Gilles Néret( Book )

23 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Panorama de tous les domaines de l'art de la décennie dans leur contexte artistique, socio-politique, culturel et scientifique dans tous les pays, mais principalement à Berlin, Paris et Moscou. Tous les mouvements d'avant-garde qui ont marqué cette période et aussi l'esthétique bourgeoise des années 1920. Bonne synthèse dans le tableau synoptique: histoire politique, événements artistiques, architecture, design, cinéma, etc., et événements culturels
Michelangelo, 1475-1564 by Gilles Néret( Book )

49 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: Michelangelo between earthly passions and fear of God. During the Renaissance, several great homosexual artists-from Leonardo da Vinci and Botticelli to Michelangelo and Raphael-transformed the history of art, striving for ever closer imitation of nature while shaping it to their tastes. In their art ambiguous beings were born, half man, half woman; female breasts were planted on male busts and a young man's gaze peeped out beneath the eyelids of a Madonna. From his earliest youth Michelangelo transformed personal torment into exquisite creativity-attempting to reconcile the apparently conflicting forces that inhabited him: his earthly passions and his fear of God. Hence the peerless monuments to beauty, celestial and infernal alike, that Michelangelo raised to the glory of God. His predecessors aspired to Heaven through faith alone; Michelangelo sought absolution through the contemplative exaltation of beauty-even on the ceiling of a papal chapel: the Sistine. This exposed him to a chorus of derision from prudish critics, who accused him of exhibiting paganism in a place of religion, and who clothed his immodest Titans in painted "breeches". It was Michelangelo's curse to remain a colossus outside and apart from his time. It is the birthright of the comet to inspire fear and awe in the spectator; but the spectacle of such glory can sear the tender eye
Gustav Klimt, 1862-1918 by Gilles Néret( Book )

30 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gustav Klimt's ornate art expresses the apocalyptic atmosphere of Vienna's upper middle-class society around the turn of the 20th century - a society devoted to the cultivation of aesthetic awareness and the cult of pleasure. This book is a detailed chronological summary of the artist's life and work
Caravaggio, 1571-1610 by Gilles Lambert( Book )

29 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and major works of Italian painter Caravaggio
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, 1864-1901 by Gilles Néret( Book )

27 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in 8 languages and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monografie over de Franse beeldend kunstenaar
Description de l'Egypte by France( Book )

29 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reproduction des 3000 illustrations rapportées de l'expédition de Napoléon en Egypte
Auguste Rodin : sculptures and drawings by Gilles Néret( Book )

20 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and German and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Skulpturer og tegninger af den franske kunstner Auguste Rodin
Symbolism by Michael Gibson( Book )

21 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"To clothe the idea in perceptible form" proposed the poet Jean Moteas in his 1886 Manifesto of Symbolism. It was in France and Belgium, the cradles of literary Symbolism, that Symbolist painting was born. It plunged headlong into the cultural space opened up by the poetry of Baudelaire and Mallarme and by the operas of Wagner. Symbolist painters sought not to represent appearances but to express "the idea", and the imaginary therefore plays an important part in their work. "Dream", was their credo; they execrated, with a fanatical hatred, impressionism, realism, naturalism, and the scientistic. The main principle of Symbolism, that of "correspondences", was to attain harmony between all the different arts, or even to realise the total work of art (Gesamtkunstwerk) that Wagner had dreamt of creating
Tamara de Lempicka, 1898-1980 by Gilles Néret( Book )

13 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La vie et l'évolution de l'art de ce peintre à travers plusieurs reproductions de ses oeuvres
Eugène Delacroix : 1798-1863 : the prince of Romanticism by Gilles Néret( Book )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At Delacroix' studio sale, held six months after his death in 1864, crowds and critics were astonished at both the abundance and the multi-disciplinary nature of the work on display, the life's vision of a man praised by Baudelaire for being the last great artist of the Renaissance period and the first of the Modern. But Delacroix himself was well aware of the position he wanted to occupy. Taking his cue from Rubens in both lifestyle and visual inventiveness, he took the order of classical composition and allied it to a universally appreciated symbolic and allegorical intent, producing from that marriage works of unmatched integrity and sensuality. From the spectacular Salon reception in 1824 to a work such as the major scenes from the Chios Massacre (when the term Romantique was first applied to his style) through to the liberating and controversial carnality of The Agony in the Garden, Delacroix' genius in graphic design, in the liberation and reinvention of colour, and in the portrayal of bodies was never in doubt. His numerous sketchbooks attest to a personality committed to the most truthful results, in both his Goyaesque fantasias of horror, cruelty and sacrifice and in his huge historical canvases. Excessive, monumental, Byronic even, this Victor Hugo of the art world has proved profoundly influential, his technique studied by movements as diverse as Impressionism, Expressionism and the Abstract painters of mid-century. Leaving the self-indulgence of the Romantics far behind, the nobility of Delacroix' spirit will continue to speak to any and every age
Édouard Manet : 1832-1883 : the first of the moderns by Gilles Néret( Book )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Renoir : painter of happiness 1841-1919 by Gilles Néret( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overzicht in woord en beeld van leven en werk van de impressionistische schilder Auguste Renoir (1841-1919)
The Impressionists by Gilles Néret( Book )

7 editions published between 1985 and 1992 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the lives and works of the painters of the 20th century who were pioneers in impressionism
Peter Paul Rubens, 1577-1640 : the Homer of painting by Gilles Néret( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twentieth-century erotic art by Gilles Néret( Book )

13 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

F. Léger by Gilles Néret( Book )

6 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Salvador Dalí 1904-1989
Alternative Names
Gilles Néret French art historian

Gilles Néret historiador del arte francés

Nere, Jiru 1933-2005

Nere, Žilʹ 1933-2005

Neret, Gilles

Neret, Gilles 1933-2005

Нере, Жиль

네레, 질 1933-2005

ネレ, ジル

Salvador DaliHenri MatisseMichelangelo, 1475-1564Gustav Klimt, 1862-1918Caravaggio, 1571-1610Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, 1864-1901Description de l'EgypteAuguste Rodin : sculptures and drawings