Balthus (Balthasar Klossowski de Rola / The Living Room / 1941 - 1943Balthus (Balthasar Klossowski de Rola
The Living Room
1941 - 1943

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Creator Name: Balthus, (Balthasar Klossowsky)
Creator Nationality: European; French
Creator Role: painter
Creator Dates/Places: b. 1908
Gender: M
Creator Name-CRT: Balthus (Balthasar Klossowski de Rola
Title: The Living Room
View: front
Creation Start Date: 1941
Creation End Date: 1943
Creation Date: 1941 - 1943
Object Type: Paintings
Classification Term: oil on canvas
Materials and Techniques: oil on canvas
Dimensions: H.44-1/2 x W.57-3/4 in.
AMICA Contributor: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Owner Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
ID Number: 66.66
Credit Line: The John R. Van Derlip Fund and the William Hood Dunwoody Fund
Copyright: ? Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Although his first exhibition was in a Surrealist gallery and he had many friends among the Surrealists, Balthus never adopted the methods of Surrealism. He has no interest in visual puns, automatism, abstraction, or other facets of the Surrealist program. What he does share with Surrealism is an interest in eroticism as a central fact of psychic life. His constant theme is the self-absorbed, dawning sexuality of the virginal adolescent.

AMICA ID: MIA_.66.66
Component Measured: overall
Measurement Unit: in
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: ?The Minneapolis Institute of Arts

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