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Néret, Gilles

Works: 451 works in 1,871 publications in 19 languages and 17,655 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Juvenile works  Pictorial works  Biography‡vPictorial works  History  Catalogs  Quotations  Catalogues raisonnés  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Publishing director, Author of introduction, Conceptor, Creator, Contributor, Redactor, Other, Interviewee, Compiler
Classifications: ND813.D3, 759.4
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 1,356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

69 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 985 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 892 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 785 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 780 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 )

44 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 735 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 )

49 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

26 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 429 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 4 languages and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reproduction des 3000 illustrations rapportées de l'expédition de Napoléon en Egypte
Salvador Dalí 1904-1989 by Robert Descharnes( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and Hungarian and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

27 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Skulpturer og tegninger af den franske kunstner Auguste Rodin
Salvador Dalí, 1904-1989 : the paintings by Robert Descharnes( Book )

46 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 12 languages and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 292 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 )

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

10 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)
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, 1864-1901 by Gilles Néret( Book )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 234 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 )

22 editions published in 1997 in 5 languages and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Erotica universalis by Gilles Néret( Book )

38 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The arts
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
L'art des années 30 : peinture, sculpture, architecture, design, décor, graphisme, photographie, cinéma by Gilles Néret( Book )

36 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in French and Undetermined and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Panorama des arts dans la décennie qui débute avec le krach de 1929 et se termine avec l'invasion de la Pologne en 1939. Période marquée par un retour à l'ordre après les années folles: art totalitaire, nationalisme, gigantisme et en réaction à cet ordre: surréalisme et abstraction. Bonne synthèse dans le tableau synoptique: histoire culturelle, événements artistiques, diverses formes d'art et événements culturels
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Salvador Dalí 1904-1989
Alternative Names
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

ネレ, ジル

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