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Néret, Gilles

Works: 655 works in 2,176 publications in 17 languages and 18,685 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Biographies  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Catalogs  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Publishing director, Author of introduction, Creator, Conceptor, Contributor, Other, Redactor, Interviewee, Collector, 070, Compiler
Classifications: ND813.D3, 759.4
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Most widely held works by Gilles Néret
Henri Matisse by Gilles Néret( Book )

58 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in 8 languages and held by 1,045 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 )

11 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Met vergelijkende chronologie en beknopte bibliografie
Gustav Klimt, 1862-1918 by Gilles Néret( Book )

13 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 727 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 -]
Tamara de Lempicka, 1898-1980 by Gilles Néret( Book )

61 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in 10 languages and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overzicht in woord en beeld van de Art-Deco-kunstenares
Caravaggio, 1571-1610 by Gilles Lambert( Book )

54 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and major works of Italian painter Caravaggio
Salvador Dalí 1904-1989 by Robert Descharnes( Book )

11 editions published in 1998 in 6 languages and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Works and analysis of the Spanish painter
Michelangelo, 1475-1564 by Gilles Néret( Book )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

22 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 335 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
Description de l'Egypte by France( Book )

28 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains reproductions of the illustrations brought back from Napoleon's 1798 expedition to Egypt
Eugène Delacroix : 1798-1863 : the prince of Romanticism by Gilles Néret( Book )

30 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 278 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
Auguste Rodin : sculptures and drawings by Gilles Néret( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Salvador Dalí, 1904-1989 by Gilles Néret( Book )

26 editions published in 1994 in 5 languages and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Au sommaire : comment on devient un génie ; l'épreuve de l'amour ; le triomphe d'Avida Dollars ; visions hallucinées ou visions scientifiques ; biographie
Renoir : painter of happiness 1841-1919 by Gilles Néret( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles the art of Auguste Renoir, tracing the development of his art from his early works with porcelain through the end of his career
Salvador Dalí, 1904-1989 by Gilles Néret( Book )

24 editions published in 2001 in 11 languages and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Paul Rubens, 1577-1640 : the Homer of painting by Gilles Néret( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Flemish baroque painter Peter Paul Rubens, born on June 28, 1577, died May 30, 1640 was the most renowned northern European artist of his day, and is now widely recognised as one of the foremost painters in Western art history. This title looks at his work
Salvador Dalí, 1904-1989 by Gilles Néret( Book )

12 editions published in 2000 in 5 languages and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Salvador Dalí, 1904-1989 by Salvador Dalí( Book )

23 editions published in 2004 in 7 languages and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a comprehensive overview of the art of Salvador Dali, with full-color reproductions of his paintings and analysis of his impact on the art world
Michelangelo, 1475-1564 by Gilles Néret( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leven en werk van Michelangelo (1475-1564)
Erotica universalis by Gilles Néret( Book )

35 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the dawn of time, ever since Adam and Eve, all artists of every age--whether the Egyptian, Greek, or Roman artists of Antiquity, or more recent famous names such 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 Universalis, 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, Dalí, or Matisse were inspired to provide suitable illustrations for these naughty books." -- Publisher's description
Balthus, 1908-2001 : the king of cats by Gilles Néret( Book )

11 editions published in 2003 in 3 languages and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La vie et les oeuvres du peintre Balthus
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Salvador Dalí 1904-1989 Salvador Dalí, 1904-1989
Gustav Klimt, 1862-1918Tamara de Lempicka, 1898-1980Caravaggio, 1571-1610Salvador Dalí 1904-1989Michelangelo, 1475-1564Édouard Manet : 1832-1883 : the first of the modernsDescription de l'EgypteEugène Delacroix : 1798-1863 : the prince of Romanticism
Alternative Names
Gilles Néret Frans kunsthistoricus (-2005)

Gilles Néret French art historian

Gilles Néret historiador de l'art francès

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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