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Hatje Cantz

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Catalog: FALL 2018 p. 33   

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Fondation Beyeler, 09/02/18–01/13/19

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HATJE CANTZ

Balthus

Edited with text by Raphaël Bouvier, Michiko Kono. Text by Olivier Berggruen, Christine Burger, Yves Guignard, Juan Ángel López-Manzanares, Beate Söntgen, Wim Wenders.

Featured image is reproduced from 'Balthus.'

"Painting is the passage from the chaos of the emotions to the order of the possible." –Balthus

One of the last great 20th-century masters, Balthus pursued a path that ran exactly contrary to that of the modernist avant-gardes with which he was contemporary. At once quiet and intriguing, his paintings unite colliding contrasts, combining reality and dream, eroticism and innocence, practicality and mystery, the familiar and the uncanny in unique ways.

This volume, published for a retrospective at the Fondation Beyeler, gathers around 50 key paintings from all phases of this legendary artist's career. It commences with the monumental masterpiece Passage du Commerce-Saint-André (1952–54), in which Balthus' intensive study of the dimensions of space and time and their relationship to figure and object is especially apparent.

Balthasar Klossowski de Rola, known as Balthus (1908–2001), was born in Paris to Polish expatriate parents. He was raised in an exceptionally artistic milieu, with visitors to his household including Rilke (who became his mother's lover), André Gide, Jean Cocteau, Maurice Denis and Pierre Bonnard. Balthus was one of the few living artists to be represented in the Louvre, when his painting The Children (1937) was acquired from the private collection of Pablo Picasso.


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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 10/26/2018

Languid grace at ill-defined borders in 'Balthus'

Languid grace at ill-defined borders in 'Balthus'

"It was always about approaching the mystery of childhood," Balthus once said, "its languid grace at ill-defined borders. I sought to paint the soul's secrets, the obscure and luminous tension of their partially blooming matrix. I might say it's about the crossing. The uncertain worrisome time when innocence is total and will soon give way to another age, more determinedly social." Thérèse (1938) is reproduced from Hatje Cantz's superb catalogue to the current Fondation Beyeler Balthus exhibition. continue to blog


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