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Néret, Gilles

Works: 429 works in 1,785 publications in 18 languages and 17,377 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Juvenile works  Pictorial works  Biography‡vPictorial works  History  Catalogs  Exhibition catalogs  Quotations  Catalogues raisonnés 
Roles: Author, Editor, Publishing director, Author of introduction, Conceptor, Creator, Contributor, Redactor, Other, Interviewee
Classifications: ND813.D3, 759.4
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Gilles Néret
Salvador Dali by Robert Descharnes( Book )

93 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

62 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 957 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 )

39 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in 6 languages and held by 893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive guide to the work of Henri Matisse, this text explains the extraordinary significance of the painter and sculptor in the history of modern art
The arts of the twenties by Gilles Néret( Book )

7 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gustav Klimt, 1862-1918 by Gilles Néret( Book )

34 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 770 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
Michelangelo, 1475-1564 by Gilles Néret( Book )

38 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 713 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
Caravaggio, 1571-1610 by Gilles Lambert( Book )

45 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

21 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La vie et l'évolution de l'art de ce peintre à travers plusieurs reproductions de ses oeuvres
Salvador Dalí, 1904-1989 : the paintings by Robert Descharnes( Book )

56 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 11 languages and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Description de l'Egypte by France( Book )

32 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reproduction des 3000 illustrations rapportěs de l'expďition de Napolǒn en Egypte
Salvador Dalí 1904-1989 by Robert Descharnes( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in 3 languages and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

31 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 331 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 )

23 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 309 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. 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 )

25 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 287 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
Twentieth-century erotic art by Gilles Néret( Book )

21 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 273 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 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overzicht in woord en beeld van leven en werk van de impressionistische schilder Auguste Renoir (1841-1919)
Salvador Dalí, 1904-1989 : the paintings 1904-1946 by Salvador Dalí( Book )

22 editions published in 1997 in 6 languages and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symbolism by Michael Gibson( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 224 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
Erotica universalis by Gilles Néret( Book )

40 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 218 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!
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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

Nere, Jiru 1933-2005

Nere, Žilʹ 1933-2005

Neret, Gilles

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