Balthus : cats and girls
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New York : The Metropolitan Museum of Art, [2013].
Format
Book
ISBN
9781588395016, 1588395014, 9780300197013, 0300197012
Physical Desc
ix, 166 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits ; 26 cm
Status
Westerly - Non-Fiction (2nd Floor-Reference Room)
759.4 R
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Published
New York : The Metropolitan Museum of Art, [2013].
Language
English
ISBN
9781588395016, 1588395014, 9780300197013, 0300197012

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General Note
Catalog of the exhibition "Balthus: Cats and Girls - Paintings and Provocations" held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, September 25, 2013-January 12, 2014.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"Balthus's lifelong curiosity with the ambiguities and dark side of childhood resulted in his best-known and most iconic works. In these pictures, Balthus (1908-2001) mingles intuition into his young sitters' psyches with overt erotic desire and forbidding austerity, making them among the most powerful depictions of childhood and adolescence ever committed to canvas. Often included in these scenes are enigmatic cats, possible stand-ins for the artist himself. Balthus: Cats and Girls is the first book devoted to this subject, focusing on the early decades of the artist's career from the mid-1930s to the 1950s. Drawing on extensive knowledge of the artist's life and work, as well as on interviews with Balthus and the models themselves, Sabine Rewald explores the origins and permutations of Balthus's obsessions with adolescents and felines. She addresses the crucial influence of such key figures as poet Rainer Maria Rilke, his mother's lover, who acted as Balthus's surrogate father, but also includes the previously unknown voices of the girl models: their recollections and comments provide a unique perspective on some of the best known and most controversial paintings of the 20th century."--Publisher's description.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Rewald, S., & Balthus. (2013). Balthus: cats and girls . The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Rewald, Sabine and Balthus. 2013. Balthus: Cats and Girls. The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Rewald, Sabine and Balthus. Balthus: Cats and Girls The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2013.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Rewald, Sabine., and Balthus. Balthus: Cats and Girls The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2013.

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