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With the death of Balthus in February 2001, the world lost one of the great painters of the twentieth century. Born into an aristocratic Polish family in 1908, Balthus grew up amid the most cultivated and artistic circles of Geneva, Berlin and Paris. Brilliantly precocious, he developed early his twin fascinations with the East and with Europe's old masters - inspirations that show in the poise and peculiar timelessness of his paintings. But his work is also suffused with an eroticism and sense of mystery that betray much ...

Balthus 2002, Harry N. Abrams, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780810921191

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Balthus 2002, Thames & Hudson Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780500283400


Balthus 2000, Thames & Hudson Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780500282120

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Balthus 1983, HarperCollins Publishers

ISBN-13: 9780064312752