DAC Collection Artist Information
French painter, illustrator, and stage designer
Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
His classical inspired work was ostensibly out of step with the modern movements of his time. Guided by Derain and Bonnard, Balthus' work often depicts dreamlike interiors with nude figures marked by sexual tension and abandon. His work was praised by the Surrealists and was later rediscovered in the 1960s. Influence of his work can be seen in the paintings of Eric Fischl and David Salle.
Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®: ULAN 500021167.
The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.
Objects related to Balthus:
|After Balthus, blocks carved and printed by Keiji Shinohara||Sight and Touch: three untitled illustrations, 1994||Color woodcut on kozo uwazen paper in bound volume|
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