Balthus' renaissance of Realism

Jul 24, 2014

Balthus' renaissance of Realism

by Matthew Larking

Paris-born Balthus Klossowski de Rola (1908-2001) is considered by some to be comparable to Picasso, though it was Picasso who said that Balthus was the "last great painter of the 20th century." From Picasso's Cubism onward, painting no longer needed to mirror the world ...