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Klossowski Balthus

Art is to refuse mediocrity.

Balthasar Klossowski de Rola, known as Balthus, was born in Paris in 1908 in an artist family. He began drawing and painting very young, encouraged by the poet Rainer Maria Rilke, his mother’s friend after she parted with his father. Balthus was born artist, and he said he learnt drawing as well as anyone who learns how to speak. With his first works, he was deliberately far from the avant-gardes . . .

12 work(s) available

Without title VIII
Lithograph
Without title VII
Lithograph
Les Hauts de...
Lithograph
Les Hauts de...
Lithograph
Les Hauts de...
Lithograph
Les Hauts de...
Lithograph
The nap
Lithograph
Without title VI
Lithograph
Signed lithograph de  : Without title V
Without title V
Lithograph
Valérie
Lithograph
Deadened girl
Lithograph
Girl of back
Lithograph

Catalogue(s) raisonné(s)

Catalogue(s) raisonné(s)
«Balthus», C. Roy et J. Leymarie, Ed. Séguier, Paris, 1991 / «L’oeuvre complet», J. Clair, Ed. Gallimard, Paris, 1999 All the "catalogues raisonnés"

Bibliographic track & more

to read about the artist :
  • «Balthus», J. Leymarie, Skira, Genève, 1990
  • «Balthus à contre-courant», C. Costantini, Ed. Noir sur Blanc, Paris, 2001
  • «Balthus, rétrospective», Palazzo Grassi, Venise, 2001
  • «Balthus, biographie», S. Taylor-Wood, Le Seuil, Paris, 2003
To read from the artist :
«Correspondance amoureuse avec A. de Watteville», Buchet-Chastel, Pars, 2001

Website :
www.fondation-balthus.com/

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Art movements

  • + MAGIC REALISM / 1935-1980 / Pierre Roy, Albert Carel Willink, Grant Wood, etc.
All art movements

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