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Néret, Gilles

Works: 445 works in 1,931 publications in 17 languages and 17,816 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Pictorial works  Biography‡vPictorial works  Juvenile works  Catalogs  Exhibition catalogs  Quotations  History  Catalogues raisonnés 
Roles: Author, Editor, Publishing director, Author of introduction, Conceptor, Creator, Contributor, Redactor, Other, Interviewee, Compiler
Classifications: ND813.D3, 759.4
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Gilles Néret
Salvador Dali by Gilles Néret( Book )

75 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,004 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
The portable Matisse by Gilles Néret( Book )

39 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in 6 languages and held by 888 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
The arts of the twenties by Gilles Néret( Book )

8 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michelangelo, 1475-1564 by Gilles Néret( Book )

45 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 746 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 )

47 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

55 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in 9 languages and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La vie et l'évolution de l'art de ce peintre à travers plusieurs reproductions de ses oeuvres
Description de l'Egypte by France( Book )

33 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reproduction des 3000 illustrations rapportěs de l'expďition de Napolǒn en Egypte
Auguste Rodin : sculptures and drawings by Gilles Néret( Book )

22 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and German and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Skulpturer og tegninger af den franske kunstner Auguste Rodin
Renoir : painter of happiness 1841-1919 by Gilles Néret( Book )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overzicht in woord en beeld van leven en werk van de impressionistische schilder Auguste Renoir (1841-1919)
Salvador Dali, 1904-1989 : het geschilderde werk by Robert Descharnes( Book )

47 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monografie van de Spaanse beeldend kunstenaar (1904-1989)
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, 1864-1901 by Gilles Néret( Book )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 235 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
Erotica universalis by Gilles Néret( Book )

43 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The arts
Balthus, 1908-2001 : the king of cats by Gilles Néret( Book )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symbolism by Michael Gibson( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 220 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
Twentieth-century erotic art by Gilles Néret( Book )

17 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in English and Dutch and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Het erotische aspect in de beeldende kunst van de twintigste eeuw
Salvador Dali by Tim McNeese( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in Dutch and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monografie van de Spaanse beeldend kunstenaar (1904-1989)
Salvador Dalí by Robert Goff( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in Hungarian and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographie, contexte historique, mouvements artistiques, analyse de l'oeuvre de ce peintre surréaliste
Manet by Édouard Manet( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Caravaggio, 1571-1610
Alternative Names
Gilles Néret Frans kunsthistoricus (-2005)

Gilles Néret French art historian

Gilles Néret historiador del arte francés

Gilles Néret historien de l'art français

Nere, Jiru 1933-2005

Nere, Žilʹ 1933-2005

Neret, Gilles

Neret, Gilles 1933-2005

Нере, Жиль

네레, 질 1933-2005

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The portable MatisseMichelangelo, 1475-1564Caravaggio, 1571-1610Tamara de Lempicka, 1898-1980Description de l'EgypteAuguste Rodin : sculptures and drawingsRenoir : painter of happiness 1841-1919Salvador Dali, 1904-1989 : het geschilderde werk