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Balthus : cats and girls, Sabine Rewald

Label
Balthus : cats and girls
Title
Balthus
Title remainder
cats and girls
Statement of responsibility
Sabine Rewald
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Balthus's lifelong curiosity with the ambiguities and dark side of childhood resulted in his best-known and most iconic works. In these pictures, Balthus (1908-2001) mingles intuition into his young sitters' psyches with overt erotic desire and forbidding austerity, making them among the most powerful depictions of childhood and adolescence ever committed to canvas. Often included in these scenes are enigmatic cats, possible stand-ins for the artist himself. Balthus: Cats and Girls is the first book devoted to this subject, focusing on the early decades of the artist's career from the mid-1930s to the 1950s. Drawing on extensive knowledge of the artist's life and work, as well as on interviews with Balthus and the models themselves, Sabine Rewald explores the origins and permutations of Balthus's obsessions with adolescents and felines. She addresses the crucial influence of such key figures as poet Rainer Maria Rilke, his mother's lover, who acted as Balthus's surrogate father, but also includes the previously unknown voices of the girl models: their recollections and comments provide a unique perspective on some of the best known and most controversial paintings of the 20th century." -- Publisher's description
Related
Cataloging source
MZA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rewald, Sabine
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N6853.B3
LC item number
A4 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1908-2001
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Balthus
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Balthus
  • Cats in art
  • Teenage girls in art
  • Painting, French
Target audience
adult
Label
Balthus : cats and girls, Sabine Rewald
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Note
Catalog of the exhibition "Balthus: Cats and Girls - Paintings and Provocations" held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, September 25, 2013-January 12, 2014
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-162) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
ix, 166 pages
Isbn
9780300197013
Isbn Type
(Yale)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn858548847
  • (Sirsi) o858548847
  • (OCoLC)858548847
Label
Balthus : cats and girls, Sabine Rewald
Publication
Distribution
Note
Catalog of the exhibition "Balthus: Cats and Girls - Paintings and Provocations" held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, September 25, 2013-January 12, 2014
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-162) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
ix, 166 pages
Isbn
9780300197013
Isbn Type
(Yale)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn858548847
  • (Sirsi) o858548847
  • (OCoLC)858548847

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