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Néret, Gilles

Works: 451 works in 1,709 publications in 15 languages and 16,867 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Juvenile works  Pictorial works  Biography‡vPictorial works  History  Catalogs  Quotations 
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 )

176 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 2,917 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Works and analysis of the Spanish painter
Henri Matisse by Gilles Nret( Book )

36 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 973 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 Nret( Book )

22 editions published in 1986 in 3 languages and held by 868 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
Gustav Klimt, 1862-1918 by Gilles Nret( Book )

27 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 714 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 Nret( Book )

40 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 674 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
Tamara de Lempicka, 1898-1980 by Gilles Nret( Book )

57 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in 9 languages and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La vie et l'évolution de l'art de ce peintre à travers plusieurs reproductions de ses oeuvres
Caravaggio, 1571-1610 by Gilles Lambert( Book )

30 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

15 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Description de l'Egypte by France( Book )

30 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

24 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Skulpturer og tegninger af den franske kunstner Auguste Rodin
Eugène Delacroix : 1798-1863 : the prince of Romanticism by Gilles Nret( Book )

29 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in 6 languages and held by 292 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 Nret( Book )

26 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in 5 languages and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Édouard Manet : 1832-1883 : the first of the moderns by Gilles Nret( Book )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Renoir : painter of happiness 1841-1919 by Gilles Nret( 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)
Symbolism by Michael Gibson( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 221 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 Nret( Book )

7 editions published between 1985 and 1992 in English and held by 211 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 Nret( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Matisse by Gilles Nret( Book )

16 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Matisse a souvent dérouté la critique car non seulement il propose sans cesse des solutions révolutionnaires sous le couvert d'aspects classiques, mais encore il change tout le temps de technique, de sujet, de thème. Cet ouvrage insiste visuellement sur cette multiplicité de l'oeuvre de Matisse, en balise le parcours et en facilite la compréhension
Balthus, 1908-2001 : the king of cats by Gilles Nret( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

F. Léger by Gilles Nret( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Henri MatisseGustav Klimt, 1862-1918Michelangelo, 1475-1564Tamara de Lempicka, 1898-1980Caravaggio, 1571-1610Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, 1864-1901Description de l'EgypteAuguste Rodin : sculptures and drawings