'BALTUS' Fondation Beyeler

'BALTUS' Fondation Beyeler

Artist Balthus, La Rue, 1933 Öl auf Leinwand, 195 x 240 cm The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Vermächtnis James Thrall Soby © Balthus Foto: © 2018. Digital image, The Museum of Modern Art, New York/Scala, Florenz
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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