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  • ISBN 0500093032
  • ISBN13 978-0500093030
  • Language English
  • Author Jean Clair
  • Publisher Thames & Hudson (October 31, 2001)
  • Pages 496
  • Formats azw docx lrf doc
  • Category Photography
  • Subcategory Individual Artists
  • Size ePub 1672 kb
  • Size Fb2 1625 kb
  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 821


FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Balthazar Klossowski, known as Balthus, is largely regarded as one of the twentieth century's most important painters- as well as the most scandalous.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. His dreamlike canvases populated with pubescent girls in provocative poses garnered him both praise and scorn from artists and critics alike.

His dreamlike canvases populated with pubescent girls in provocative poses garnered him both praise and scorn from artists and critics alike.

Balthazar Klossowski, known as Balthus, is largely regarded as one of the twentieth century's most important painters- as well as the most scandalous.

Jean Clair (French: ) is the nom de plume (pen name) of Gérard Régnier (born 20 October 1940 in Paris, France). Clair is an essayist, a polemicist, an art historian, an art conservator, and a member of the Académie française since May, 2008

Jean Clair (French: ) is the nom de plume (pen name) of Gérard Régnier (born 20 October 1940 in Paris, France). Clair is an essayist, a polemicist, an art historian, an art conservator, and a member of the Académie française since May, 2008. He was, for many years, the director of the Picasso Museum in Paris. Among the milestones of his long and productive career is a comprehensive catalog of the works of Balthus. He was also the director of the Venice Biennale in 1995.

Jean Clair is a noted curator and scholar having organized scores of exhibitions throughout the world on major twentieth-century artists such as Pablo Picasso and Giorgio de Chirico, among many others.

ISBN 10: 0847824101, ISBN 13: 9780847824106. Jean Clair is a noted curator and scholar having organized scores of exhibitions throughout the world on major twentieth-century artists such as Pablo Picasso and Giorgio de Chirico, among many others. The author of the catalogue raisonné on Balthus, he is currently director of the Musée Picasso in Paris. Moe's Books has been selling new, used, and antiquarian books for over fifty years. Our store has four floors, a separate rare book room, and over 300,000 books.

We ask you to make a distinction between a complaint and cancellation. We try to assess the exact condition of the goods as objectively as possible. In this survey of the life and work of Balthus, his many influences, his long Italian sojourns, his contacts with the theatre, and his love of Chinese painting (the essence of which he frequently invoked in his own work) are examined.

Find nearly any book by JEAN CLAIR. Get the best deal by comparing prices from over 100,000 booksellers. Picasso: Painting Against Time. ISBN 9783775719223 (978-3-7757-1922-3) Hardcover, Hatje Cantz, 2007.

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Jean Clair was Director of the Picasso Museum for many years, and has been a member of the French Academy since . Among the milestones of his long and productive career is a comprehensive catalogue of the works of Balthus.

Jean Clair was Director of the Picasso Museum for many years, and has been a member of the French Academy since 2008. Henri Cartier-Bresson: Europeans. Explore Thames & Hudson.

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Welen
This book is really a must for anyone who wishes to know everything there is "available" to know about the painter's work and position vis-a-vis modern art in relation to the traditional canon of European painting.
A job of this size would have been simply too much for any one author to handle alone with the degree of thoroughness that was attempted here; and so it was not. Many scholars have come together to shed light on various facets of Balthus' work: reference, method, technique, and influence. Here you will find a rich collection of obscure sketches, out-takes, doodles, and comparisons / parallels with Master paintings.
In addition to the essays and studies, every Balthus painting collected in this volume is examined individually but concisely: text on one page with the painting on the other so that one can understand what is being described, and appreciate the work at the same time.
HOWEVER, the color reproductions are less than 5 stars. Leans too much to brown/red. If color accuracy is important to you, Claude Roy's is the best so far. So if you love B's work, get both: I did. For the richness of the analyses, this one is hands-down superior, and indispensible.
Guy Davenport did some amazing analysis of B's work -- collected in his _Bathus Notebook_ This wonderful work is cited on several occasions and deservedly so. Study B's work better and you will avoid the meretricious vulgrity of applying adjectives like "perverse" to B's work, or "nubile" to speak of nudes, as if the word were synonymous with 'erotic,' or 'slim.' The question of nubility (marriageability) is simply irrelevant, and this book will reward the thoughtful reader by disabusing her of the banality of art-talk cliches and solecisms.
If you are more than just an "art appreciator," then this volume will help to enrich your understanding of art beyond just Balthus'.
Leceri
The painter Balthus, nee Balthazar Klossowski, is one of the most original and disturbing of European modern painters.He is something of a cult. I am happy to have received, promptly, this rather smart, large book dedicated entirely to his enigmatic work. This is the capricious plastic world of the elusive painter Balthus, where females endlessly appear, like succubus, gracing an artistic landscape that's both alluring and repulsive. One cannot help but compare some of the imagery in the Interpretation of Dreams by Freud, to the visions depicting Balthus sexual agonies. Look up Balthus 'La Chambre' on page 329, perhaps one of the most inspired and perverse canvases, ever. There is no other painter like him. Like Picasso he shocks, but with a much more simple and personal vocabulary. There is something of El Greco here, the angst. He is limited like Modigliani though soon his ouvre becomes very telling. A persistent parade of pictorially enticing nubiles that is both delicious and repellent. The book by Rizzoli is a treasure almost 500 pages in all. Part art book part encyclopedic tome. Many color pages. In this book by Jean Clair there are, along the many art pages, also photographs, sketches, private correspondence, etc. A lot of personal information offered us fascinated by Balthus. It's a big book that can double as an object d'art. I'm more than pleased with it.
Xtreem
For those who don't have the resources to purchase Balthus Catalogue Raisonne - the Complete Works, this is a very good secondary choice. Comprehensive in its compilation, Balthus is a joy to own. Throughout the book's pages one discovers this brilliant artist's ingenious talent through text and images, and possibly discerns that he is himself seduced by ingénue and adolescence. I believe Balthus captures this aspect intelligently, albeit somewhat seductively, but there are those who will not agree. There is humor and sadness too in his work. You see both in Balthus' first published work when Mitsou, a small book of drawings emerged. Mitsou was a kitten when found and later lost, that constantly appears as a full grown cat throughout Balthus' paintings. I believe the repetitive appearance of Mitsou illustrates the artist's emotional need for adolescent comfort that continued well beyond puberty. The author informs the reader of this in a very subtle way. Very definitely this is a book that delivers a broad introduction to Balthus where we are given more than a glimpse of his work in animated illustrations, study drawings, theatre set designs, portraits, landscapes, citiscapes, frescoes and still lifes. Furthermore, the author does provide a glance into the artist's interractions with his contemporaries but offers very little about Balthus' private life. I wonder if Balthus shrouded himself in mystery to parlay the truth of genius so often revealed in his paintings? Always distant, his life remains cloaked in contradictions. There are two versions of this book - French and English translation - I recommend them both.