'BALTUS' Fondation Beyeler

'BALTUS' Fondation Beyeler

Artist Balthus Balthus, Thérèse, 1938 Öl auf Karton auf Holz, 100.3 x 81.3 cm The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Vermächtnis Mr. und Mrs. Allan D. Emil, zu Ehren von William S. Lieberman, 1987 © Balthus, Foto: The Metropolitan Museum of Art/Art Res
EXHIBITION 2. September 2018 – 1. Januar 2019

Balthus - the last of the Great Masters with around 40 famous paintings still on display thru December 2018 at Fondation Beyeler

“Painting is a language of its own. It is the one I use, and it cannot be translated,” said Balthus, whose full name was Balthasar Klossowski de Rola (1908-2001), and who was one of the last Great Masters of twentieth-century art and among the most controversial modern artists.

With this focus, the exhibition brings together around fifty important pictures from every phase of Balthus' oeuvre, looking also at the strategies employed in the...

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