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Balthus: Cats and Girls


Balthus's lifelong fascination with the dark side of childhood resulted in his most iconic works: canvases depicting girls on the brink of puberty, hovering between innocence and knowledge. In these pictures, the artist mingled intuition into his young sitters' psyches with overt erotic desire and forbidding austerity. Balthus's portraits of a local young Parisienne named Therese Blanchard, and his interior scenes featuring Therese's various successors, are among the most powerful depictions of childhood and adolescence ...

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Balthus: Cats and Girls
2013, Metropolitan Museum of Art New York

ISBN-13: 9780300197013


Balthus: Cats and Girls
2013, Thames & Hudson Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780500093788


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