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Copyright estate of the artist
 Balthus,  (1908 - 2001)
France

Portrait de Femme en Robe Bleue (Mme Georges Hilaire), 1935

Oil on panel;
80 x 54.9 cm
Figurative Art

UID 102-36



Biography

French painter and stage designer, born Balthazar Klossowski de Rola in Paris of Polish descent; both his parents were painters and his father also wrote a standard monograph on Daumier. Grew up in Paris and Switzerland, where the close friends of the household included Rilke, Bonnard and Derain. Taught himself painting partly by copying Renaissance masters in the Louvre and in Italy. First one-man exhibition at the Galerie Pierre, Paris, (1934). Chiefly noted for his carefully constructed figure compositions with echoes of Piero della Francesca, Caravaggio, Courbet and Seurat, but often on the theme of landscapes, scenes of daily life, cats and naked adolescent girls in a voluptuous universe of nostalgic timelessness. From 1943-6  he lived in Switzerland, then returned to Paris. Designed sets and costumes for several plays. Moved in 1954 to the Chateau de Chassy near Autun, then was appointed Director of the Académie de France in Rome 1961-77. Awarded the Grand Prix National des Arts, 1976.



Exhibitions

Corpus: Visions of the Body in The Berardo Collection
Centro Cultural de Belém (CCB), Portugal
10-10-2003 ~ 13-03-2004

Accrochage Nº1, Selection of Portuguese and French Artists in The Berardo Collection
Embaixada de França (French Embassy), Portugal
27-04-2005 ~ 15-10-2005

A Look at The Berardo Collection
Museu de José Malhoa, Portugal
23-07-2001 ~ 26-10-2001

Face - a - Face
Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo (SMAM-CB), Portugal
02-10-2001 ~ 30-04-2001

Territórios Singulares na Colecção Berardo
Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo (SMAM-CB), Portugal
22-10-2002 ~ 28-02-2003

A Look at The Berardo Collection
Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo (SMAM-CB), Portugal
18-06-2000 ~ 30-09-2000

Durante o Fim - Rui Chafes
Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo (SMAM-CB), Portugal
15-10-2000 ~ 14-01-2001

Berardo Museum Opening
Museu Colecção Berardo, Portugal
25-06-2007 ~ 09-09-2007

De Miró à Warhol. La Collection Berardo à Paris
Musée du Luxembourg, France
16-10-2008 ~ 22-02-2009

Art in France 1860-1960: Realism
MASP - Museu de Arte de São Paulo, Brazil
15-05-2009 ~ 30-06-2009

Art in France 1860-1960: Realism, Porto Alegre
MARGS, MUSEU DE ARTE DO RIO GRANDE DO SUL ADO MALAGOLI, Brazil
13-07-2009 ~ 30-08-2009

Fragmentos Arte Contemporânea na Colecção Berardo
MACE, Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Elvas, Portugal
24-09-2010 ~ 23-01-2011

Sous la Dictée de L’image
Museu Colecção Berardo, Portugal
01-03-2010 ~ 26-05-2010

Observers
Museu Colecção Berardo, Portugal
14-02-2011 ~ 29-05-2011


Bibliography

Accrochage Nº1, Selection of Portuguese and French Artists in The Berardo Collection, 2005
Published by 90 Graus Editora, Lda.
ISBN 9728964013

Corpus: Visions of the Body in The Berardo Collection, 2003
Published by CCB - Centro Cultural de Belém
ISBN 9728176856

Territórios Singulares na Colecção Berardo, 2002
Published by Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo
ISBN 972974288X

The Berardo Collection – Sintra Museum of Modern Art, 1996
Published by Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo
ISBN 9729739105

A Look at The Berardo Collection, 2000
Published by Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo
ISBN 9729742839







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