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From the intimate perspective of Balthus' eldest son, Stanislas Klossowski de Rola, comes a unique study of the controversial artist's life's work. Hardcover. Wear consistent with age. 

"Balthus (Balthasar Klossowski de Rola - 1908-2001) was a reclusive painter of charged and disquieting narrative scenes. Skirting avant-garde movements such as Surrealism, he appropriated the techniques of such antecedents as Piero della Francesca and Gustave Courbet to depict the physical and psychic struggles of adolescence. Casting viewers as voyeurs of brooding pubescent female subjects, he scandalized audiences with his first gallery exhibition, at Galerie Pierre, Paris, in 1934. In the sixty years that followed, Balthus cultivated a self-taught classicism—evident in the subject matter and technique of his interior portraits, street scenes, and landscapes—that ultimately served as a framework for more enigmatic and subversive artistic investigations."


  • Balthus
  • First Edition, 1983
  • Hardcover
  • Wear Consistent with Age



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