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Néret, Gilles

Works: 466 works in 1,977 publications in 19 languages and 17,916 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Pictorial works  Biography‡vPictorial works  History  Juvenile works  Catalogs  Quotations  Catalogues raisonnés  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Publishing director, Author of introduction, Conceptor, Creator, Contributor, Redactor, Other, Interviewee, Compiler
Classifications: ND813.D3, 759.6
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Gilles Néret
Salvador Dalí : eccentric and genius by Robert Descharnes( Book )

112 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A book of Dali's art, along with descriptions of his life and art
Salvador Dali by Gilles Néret( Book )

100 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,058 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 )

41 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in 7 languages and held by 895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The extraordinary significance of the painter and sculptor Henri Matisse in the history of modern art, but also his influence, was no less decisive than that of his main rival, Pablo Picasso. Matisse is widely acknowledged as an artist whose canvases are extremely difficult to reproduce in print. With this in mind, each work presented here has been painstakingly compared with the respective original, in close collaboration with the artist's grandson, Claude Duthuit. The bard of color deserves no less -- Provided by publisher
Gustav Klimt, 1862-1918 by Gilles Néret( Book )

34 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gustav Klimt's art thoroughly expresses the apocalyptic atmosphere of Vienna's upper middle-class society - a society devoted to the cultivation of aesthetic awareness and the cult of pleasure. The ecstatic joy which Klimt and his contemporaries found - or hoped to find - in beauty was constantly overshadowed by death. And death therefore plays an important role in Klimt's art. Klimt's fame, however, rests on his reputation as one of the greatest erotic painters and graphic artists of his times. In particular, his drawings, which have been widely admired for their artistic excellence, are dominated by the erotic portrayal of women. Klimt saw the world "in female form". [site accessed 23/07/2012 -]
The arts of the twenties by Gilles Néret( Book )

9 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Met vergelijkende chronologie en beknopte bibliografie
Michelangelo, 1475-1564 by Gilles Néret( Book )

46 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Renaissance man in extremis Michelangelo, in pursuit of the beautiful and sublime Italian-born Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (1475 1564) was a tormented, prodigiously talented, and God-fearing Renaissance man. His manifold achievements in painting, sculpture, architecture, poetry, and engineering combined body, spirit, and God into visionary masterpieces that changed art history forever. Famed biographer Giorgio Vasari considered him the pinnacle of Renaissance achievement. His peers called him simply Il Divino (the divine one). This book provides the essential introduction to Michelangelo with all the awe-inspiring masterpieces and none of the queues and crowds. With vivid illustration and accessible texts, we explore the artist's extraordinary figuration and celebrated style of terribilita (momentous grandeur), which allowed human and biblical drama to exist in compelling scale and fervor. Through the power hubs of Renaissance Italy, we take in his major commissions and phenomenal capacity for compositional schemes, whether the famous Medici library in Florence, or the extraordinary 500-square-meter ceiling (1508 1512) in the Vatican's Sistine Chapel. From the towering David to the aching grief and faith of The Pieta and the vivid drama of the Sistine Chapel's Last Judgment, this is a succinct, dependable reference to a true giant of art history and to some of the most famous artworks in the world
Caravaggio, 1571-1610 by Gilles Lambert( Book )

35 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and major works of Italian painter Caravaggio
Tamara de Lempicka, 1898-1980 by Gilles Néret( Book )

57 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in 9 languages and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overzicht in woord en beeld van de Art-Deco-kunstenares
Salvador Dalí, 1904-1989 : the paintings by Robert Descharnes( Book )

39 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 12 languages and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monografie van de Spaanse beeldend kunstenaar (1904-1989)
Description de l'Egypte by France( Book )

34 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains reproductions of the illustrations brought back from Napoleon's 1798 expedition to Egypt
Salvador Dalí 1904-1989 by Robert Descharnes( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and Hungarian and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Works and analysis of the Spanish painter
Auguste Rodin : sculptures and drawings by Gilles Néret( Book )

25 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and German and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Skulpturer og tegninger af den franske kunstner Auguste Rodin
Édouard Manet : 1832-1883 : the first of the moderns by Gilles Néret( Book )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lampooned during his lifetime for his style as much as his subject matter, French painter Edouard Manet (1832 1883) is now considered a crucial figure in the history of art, bridging the transition from Realism to Impressionism. Manet's work combined a painterly technique with strikingly modern images of contemporary life, centered on the urban Paris experience. He recorded the city's parks, bars, and cabarets, often delighting in the frisson of underground or provocative content. The Paris salon rejected his Dejeuner sur l herbe with its juxtaposition of fully dressed men and a nude woman, while the steady gaze and unabashed pose of the prostitute Olympia, a very modern reworking of Titian's Venus of Urbino, caused a society scandal. With rich illustration, this book introduces Manet's work and his uniquely influential combination of Realism, Impressionism, and reworked Old Masters that would become paradigms of a brave new world for generations of modernists to come
Eugène Delacroix : 1798-1863 : the prince of Romanticism by Gilles Néret( Book )

27 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 296 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
Renoir : painter of happiness 1841-1919 by Gilles Néret( Book )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overzicht in woord en beeld van leven en werk van de impressionistische schilder Auguste Renoir (1841-1919)
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, 1864-1901 by Gilles Néret( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toulouse-Lautrec was the chronicler of the Belle Epoque. His art constitutes a unique document on Parisien life at the close of the 19th century. This monograph sets out to examine the close relations between Lautrec's work and life
Salvador Dalí, 1904-1989 : the paintings 1904-1946 by Salvador Dalí( Book )

14 editions published in 1997 in 5 languages and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Erotica universalis by Gilles Néret( Book )

36 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the dawn of time, ever since Adam and Eve, all artists of every age-whether the Egyptian, Greek and Roman artists of Antiquity, or more recent famous names as Rembrandt, Courbet, Degas or Picasso-have succumbed to their fantasies, obsessions and libido, and produced erotic works that the censors have taken good care to keep from the public. For Erotica, we surface from the subterranean realms of the museums to enter those of our national and private libraries. Here we discover that not only most of our famous writers, such as Ovid, Aretino, Voltaire, Verlaine or Maupassant, wrote erotic texts that bordered on indecency, but also that great artists like Boucher, Fragonard, Dal̕ or Matisse were inspired to provide suitable illustrations for these naughty books. For this special anniversary edition, we have culled highlights from our Erotica Universalis collection. A banquet for the imagination and a feast of the eye!
Symbolism by Michael Gibson( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 216 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
The Impressionists by Gilles Néret( Book )

8 editions published between 1985 and 1992 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the lives and works of the painters of the 20th century who were pioneers in impressionism
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Salvador Dalí 1904-1989
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Gilles Néret Frans kunsthistoricus (-2005)

Gilles Néret French art historian

Gilles Néret historiador del arte francés

Gilles Néret historien de l'art français

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Nere, Žilʹ 1933-2005

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Neret, Gilles 1933-2005

Нере, Жиль

네레, 질 1933-2005

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Salvador DaliHenri MatisseGustav Klimt, 1862-1918Michelangelo, 1475-1564Caravaggio, 1571-1610Tamara de Lempicka, 1898-1980Salvador Dalí, 1904-1989 : the paintingsDescription de l'Egypte