Balthus


This striking new book depicts the career-spanning paintings, drawings, and photographs that were part of Gagosian Gallery's 2015 Balthus exhibition in Paris. It will find an enthusiastic readership in both fans of the artist's work, as well as admirers of 20th Century art more generally. Balthus was a reclusive painter of charged and disquieting narrative scenes, whose inspirations reach back to the early Renaissance, though with a subversive modern twist. Casting viewers as voyeurs of pubescent female subjects brooding with uneasy dreams, he scandalized Parisian audiences with his first gallery exhibition in 1934. In his interior portraits, street scenes, and read more

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ISBN:

9780847849116

Format:

Hardback

Pages:

126

Dimensions:

29cm x 24cm

RRP:

$220.00

Category:

Art and Photography

Publisher:

Rizzoli International

Published:

01 March 2016

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Olivier Zahm

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Setsuko Klossowska de Rola