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History of Art- Balthus

History of Art- Balthus

Balthus (Balthazar Klossowski de Rola) (1908-2001) Portrait De Rosabianca Skira 1949 (61 x 50 cm)

Balthus (Balthazar Klossowski de Rola) (1908-2001) Portrait De Rosabianca Skira 1949 (61 x 50 cm)

'The Cat of La Méditerranée' (1949).  Balthasar Klossowski (1908-2001), better known as Balthus

'The Cat of La Méditerranée' (1949). Balthasar Klossowski (1908-2001), better known as Balthus

This painting was commissioned for the interior of La Méditerranée, a seafood restaurant that still operates in Paris. The restaurant was a favorite with writers and artists, at whose instigation Balthus created this work. The feline creature is considered to be a self-portrait of Balthus. See this work on view in “Cats and Girls.” http://met.org/17Rx2nM   Balthus (Balthasar Klossowski) (French, 1908–2001) | The Cat of La Méditerranée | 1949 | Private collection | © Balthus

This painting was commissioned for the interior of La Méditerranée, a seafood restaurant that still operates in Paris. The restaurant was a favorite with writers and artists, at whose instigation Balthus created this work. The feline creature is considered to be a self-portrait of Balthus. See this work on view in “Cats and Girls.” http://met.org/17Rx2nM Balthus (Balthasar Klossowski) (French, 1908–2001) | The Cat of La Méditerranée | 1949 | Private collection | © Balthus

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