Balthus, ‘Les 22 concertos pour piano de Mozart’, 1988, Sylvan Cole Gallery
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Les 22 concertos pour piano de Mozart, 1988

Lithograph
15 1/5 × 22 in
38.5 × 56 cm
Edition of 50
.
€950
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Sitges
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Sylvan Cole Gallery
Sitges

Messiaen, Olivier.
Les 22 concertos pour piano de Mozart.
Paris: Editions Librairie Seguier, 1988.

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Balthus
French, 1908–2001
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Balthazar Klossowski, better known as Balthus, bucked the trends of mid-20th century avant-gardism, concentrating on traditional landscapes, still lifes, and portraits in the tradition of the Old Masters. Despite Balthus’s formal conservatism, he became infamous in the 1930s for sexually charged depictions of adolescent girls. Thérèse Dreaming (1930), for instance, features a pre-pubescent girl lost in her own thoughts as she perches one bent leg on a stool, causing her skirt to fall back. Balthus later returned to painting landscapes in the vein of Nicolas Poussin and Gustave Courbet, like The Mountain (1937). Although rendered in a painstakingly realist style, this painting figures among the works—along with The Street (1933)—that prompted some critics to label Balthus as a Surrealist for his depiction of bizarre narrative scenes and dreamlike atmospheres.

Balthus, ‘Les 22 concertos pour piano de Mozart’, 1988, Sylvan Cole Gallery
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Messiaen, Olivier.
Les 22 concertos pour piano de Mozart.
Paris: Editions Librairie Seguier, 1988.

First collected edition of Messiaen's detailed accounts of each of Mozart's piano concertos, which had appeared individually in concert programs.

Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992) was the pre-eminent French composer of …

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Editions Librairie Seguier
Balthus
French, 1908–2001
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Balthazar Klossowski, better known as Balthus, bucked the trends of mid-20th century avant-gardism, concentrating on traditional landscapes, still lifes, and portraits in the tradition of the Old Masters. Despite Balthus’s formal conservatism, he became infamous in the 1930s for sexually charged depictions of adolescent girls. Thérèse Dreaming (1930), for instance, features a pre-pubescent girl lost in her own thoughts as she perches one bent leg on a stool, causing her skirt to fall back. Balthus later returned to painting landscapes in the vein of Nicolas Poussin and Gustave Courbet, like The Mountain (1937). Although rendered in a painstakingly realist style, this painting figures among the works—along with The Street (1933)—that prompted some critics to label Balthus as a Surrealist for his depiction of bizarre narrative scenes and dreamlike atmospheres.

Balthus

Les 22 concertos pour piano de Mozart, 1988

Lithograph
15 1/5 × 22 in
38.5 × 56 cm
Edition of 50
.
€950
Location
Sitges
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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