Balthus - Passage du Commerce-Saint-André,1952-54
|Art Club price (10%)||CHF 61.20|
Small prints of great works
For some years now, the Fondation Beyeler has issued art prints of one or two motifs from almost every exhibition. Over time these have grown into a miniature collector’s edition of their own. The very high-quality and numbered prints are presented in a mount, whose back carries a text about the artist (in French) and information about the print (in English and French). Metal picture frames specifically for these prints are available from the Art Shop in a choice of black or white. They are supplied in kit form for easy self-assembly and are unglazed.
Balthus is viewed as one of the great masters of twentieth-century art, and is certainly one of the truly singular painters of his time. In his complex and multifaceted oeuvre, admired by some and spurned by others, he pursued an artistic approach that embodied an alternative, and a challenge, to modern avant-gardes. In his opposition to prevailing views, he refers to a whole range of art-historical traditions and precursors. Yet in his eccentric detachment from modernism, he developed his own specific avant-garde attitude, which now appears almost postmodern and contemporary.
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|Size||24 x 30 cm (outside dim. of mount)|
|Technics||Giclée print, Epson 11-colour pigment print|
|Paper||310 gsm, 100% acid-free cotton rag paper without yellowing|