The Resource Balthus : a biography, Nicholas Fox Weber

Balthus : a biography, Nicholas Fox Weber

Label
Balthus : a biography
Title
Balthus
Title remainder
a biography
Statement of responsibility
Nicholas Fox Weber
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The first full-scale biography of one of the most elusive and enigmatic painters of our time - the self-proclaimed Count Balthus Klossowski de Rola - whose brilliantly rendered, markedly sexualized portraits, especially of young girls, are among the most memorable images in contemporary art." "In 1934 his first exhibition, in Paris, stunned the art world. The seven canvases drew attention to his extraordinary technique - a mix of tradition and imagination informed by the work of Piero della Francesca, Courbet, and Joseph Reinhardt, but unique to the twenty-six-year-old artist - and to their provocative content; one of the paintings, The Guitar Lesson, was so powerful in its sadomasochistic imagery that it was deemed necessary to remove it from public display." "Continuously since then, Balthus's work has provoked both great opprobrium and profound admiration - as has the artist himself, whether collaborating with Antonin Artaud on his Theater of Cruelty, transforming the Villa Medici into the social center of Fellini's Rome in the 1950s, or competing for the artistic limelight with his friends Picasso and Andre Derain." "The artist's complexities are clarified and his genius understood in a book that derives its particular immediacy from Weber's long and intense conversations with Balthus - who never previously consented to discuss his life and work with a biographer - as well as his interviews with the painter's closest friends, members of his family, and many of the subjects of his controversial canvases."--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Weber, Nicholas Fox
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
ND553.B23
LC item number
W43 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Balthus
  • Balthus
  • Balthus
  • Balthus
  • Balthus
  • Balthus
  • Balthus
  • Painters
  • Painters
  • Biografie
  • Biographie
  • France
Label
Balthus : a biography, Nicholas Fox Weber
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Piero of Paris
  • The Guitar Lesson
  • The Window
  • Cathy Dressing
  • Alice
  • Derain
  • Miro
  • Surrealism A La Courbet
  • The Children
  • Therese
  • A Birthday
  • Battlefields and Chateaux
  • The Three Sisters
  • An Obsession in Disguise
  • The Villa Medici
  • Rossiniere
  • Cat at the Mirror
  • Mitsou
  • Transformation
  • The Bomb
  • Narcissus
  • Piero
  • Perambulations
  • The Street
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
644 pages
Isbn
9780297643234
Lccn
99028422
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)41476743
  • (OCoLC)ocm41476743
Label
Balthus : a biography, Nicholas Fox Weber
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Piero of Paris
  • The Guitar Lesson
  • The Window
  • Cathy Dressing
  • Alice
  • Derain
  • Miro
  • Surrealism A La Courbet
  • The Children
  • Therese
  • A Birthday
  • Battlefields and Chateaux
  • The Three Sisters
  • An Obsession in Disguise
  • The Villa Medici
  • Rossiniere
  • Cat at the Mirror
  • Mitsou
  • Transformation
  • The Bomb
  • Narcissus
  • Piero
  • Perambulations
  • The Street
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
644 pages
Isbn
9780297643234
Lccn
99028422
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)41476743
  • (OCoLC)ocm41476743

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