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Oil Painting Reproduction Art by Masterpiece Paintings Gallery Balthasar Klossowski de Rola aka Balthus & his Oil Painting Masterpieces Balthus | Count Balthasar Klossowski de Rola, 1908-2001, a controversial, volatile and enigmatic painter who learned his craft by copying the great masters — just like our artists at Masterpiece Paintings Gallery
Balthus | Count Balthasar Klossowski de Rola (1908-2001)

     Balthus | Count Balthasar Klossowski de Rola has had major retrospectives of his art work the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art as well as the Tate Gallery in London but throughout his life he rarely gave interviews and seldom allowed himself to be photographed.
     The reclusive and elusive Balthus, born in Paris in 1905, believed his paintings explained themselves and the artist himself named only a few. He felt his paintings should only be seen — not read about or read into. For this reason, there may be various names given to any particular Balthus painting for the purpose of identification. The list of paintings below comes close to being “authoritative".
     Balthus was always extremely controversial. The Surrealists admired him a great deal but he was generally considered private, evocative, and mysterious — just like his paintings of landscapes, still lifes, street scenes and women.

     Although his mother was an artist, the count taught himself how to paint by trial and error — mostly by copying Old Masters. He felt the painting was very similar to praying.
     Although his many paintings of pre-teen and teenage girls are among his most controversial, it is argued by some that this in no way indicates an obsession or fetish on the part of Balthus. According to the eldest son of Balthus, Stanislas Klossowski de Rola, if there is any obsession, it's “in the tye of the beholder".
     “The girls are in fact untouchable archetypes of purity belonging to a higher realm. Their very youth is the emblem of an ageless body of glory, as adolescence aptly symbolizes that heavenward state of growth to which Plato refers to in the 'Timaeus'. ... It is indeed unfortunate that the sacred nature of eroticism is all too often associated with pornography and libidinousness, a deplorable confusion that obscures the real meaning of such esoteric works ultimately relating to the divine cosmic mysteries of love and desire."
     After being wounded in 1939 during the Second World War, he moved to Switzerland where he remained until the war ended, at which time he returned to his birthplace. He moved back to Switzerland in 1977 where he lived until his death in 2001.
     Below we list some of Balthus' most famous paintings. We welcome comments about them and invite you to vote for your favorite. However, please be informed that our time is very limited and we get many inquiries every day.
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Alice, 1933, 44 x 63.5 in. / 112 x 161 cm
Andre Derain, 1936, 44.4 x 28.5 in. / 112.7 x 72.4 cm
Cafe de l'Odeom, 1928, 39.4 x 31 in. / 100 x 79 cm
Card Game | La partie de cartes, 1948-50, 55 x 76 in. / 140 x 194 cm
Card Player | Les joueurs de cartes, 1966-73, 74.8 x 88.5 in. / 190 x 225 cm
Cat with Mirror I | Le chat au miroir I, 1977-80, 71 x 67 in. / 180 x 170 cm
Cat with Mirror II | Le chat au miroir II, 1986-89, 78.8 x 67 in. / 200 x 170 cm
Cat with Mirror III | Le chat au miroir III, 1989-94, 78.8 x 76.8 in. / 200 x 195 cm
Cathy Dressing | La toilette de Cathie, 1933, 25.6 x 23.3 in. / 65 x 59 cm
Chat de La Mediteranee, 1949, 50 x 73 in. / 127 x 185 cm
Cherry Tree | Le ceriser, 1940, 36.2 x 28.8 in. / 92 x 73 cm
Children | Les enfants, 1937, 49.3 x 51.2 in. / 125 x 130 cm
Cup of Coffee | La tasse de cafe, 1959-60, 63.5 x 51 in. / 62.5 x 130 cm
Drap bleu, 1981-82, 64 x 51 in. / 163 x 130 cm
Drawing Room | La salon, 1942, 45 x 57.5 in. / 114.3 x 146 cm
Dream I | Le reve I, 1955, 51 x 63.8 in. / 130 x 162 cm
Dream II | Le reve II, 1956-57, 51 x 64 in. / 130 x 163 cm
Embankment | Les quais, 1929, 28.5 x 23.8 in. / 71 x 58 cm
Famille Mouron-Cassandre, 1935, 28.4 x 28.4 in. / 72 x 72 cm
Farm at Chassy | La ferme a Chassy, 1958, 32 x 39.4 in. / 81 x 100 cm
Frederique, 1955, 31.6 x 25.4 in. / 80.5 x 64.5 cm
Game of Patience or Solitaire | La patience, 1954-55, 34.5 x 33.8 in. / 88 x 86 cm
Georgette Dressing | La toilette de Georgette, 1948-49, 37.8 x 36.3 in. / 95.9 x 92 cm
Girl Asleep | Jeune fille endormie, 1955, 45.6 x 34.8 in. / 115.9 x 88.5 cm
Girl at the Window | Jeune fille a la fenetre, 1957, 63 x 63.8 in. / 160 x 162 cm
Girl in Green and Red | Jeune fille en vert et rouge, 1944, 36.3 x 35.6 in. / 92 x 90.5 cm
Girl in White | Jeune fille a la chemise blanche, 1955, 45.8 x 35 in. / 116 x 89 cm
Girl Leaning on a Windowsill | Jeune fille a la fenetre, 1955, 77 x 51 in. / 196 x 130 cm
Girl on White Horse | L' ecuyere, 1944, 31.5 x 35.5 in. / 80 x 90 cm
Girl with Cat | Jeune fille au chat, 1937, 31.5 x 34.6 in. / 88 x 78 cm
Golden Afternoon, 1957, 78 x 78 in. / 198.5 x 198.5 cm
Golden Days | Les beaux jours, 1944-45, 58.3 x 78.3 in. / 148 x 200 cm
Gotteron, 1943, 45.3 x 39.2 in. / 115 x 99.5 cm
Japanese Girl with Black Mirror | Japonaies au miroir noir, 1967-76, 59 x 77 in. / 150 x 196 cm
Japanese Girl with Red Table | Japonaise a la table rouge, 1967-76, 57 x 75.5 in. / 145 x 192 cm
Jardin du Luxembourg, 1928, 18.2 x 21.6 in. / 46 x 55 cm
Joan Miro and his Daughter Dolores aka
Joan Miro en sa fille Dolores, 1937-38, 51.3 x 35 in. / 130.2 x 88.9 cm
Katia Reading | Katia lisant, 1968-76, 71 x 82.5 in. / 180.3 x 209.5 cm
Landscape at Champrovent | Paysage de Champrovent, 1942-45, 38.5 x 51.2 in. / 98 x 130 cm
Landscape with a Cow | Grand paysage avce vache, 1959-60, 62.8 x 51.5 in. / 159.5 x 130.4 cm
Larchant, 1939, 51 x 63.8 in. / 130 x 162 cm
Large Composition with Reven aka
Grand composition au corbeau, 1983-86, 79 x 59 in. / 200 x 150 cm
Large Landscape with Tree | Grand payssage a l'arbre, 1960, 51 x 63.8 in. / 130 x 162 cm
Large Landscape with Tree | Triangular Field aka
Grand paysage aux arbres Le champ triangulaire, 1955, 44.8 x 63.8 in. / 114 x 162 cm
Lelia Caetani, 1935, 45.5 x 34.5 in. / 116 x 88 cm
Moth | Le phalene, 1959, 63.8 x 51 in. / 162.5 x 130 cm
Mountain | La Montagne, 1935-37, 98.5 x 34.5 in. / 250 x 365.1 cm
Nude in Front of Mantel | Nu devant la cheminee, 1955, 75 x 64.5 in. / 190.5 x 163.8 cm
Nude in Profile | Nu de profil, 1973-77, 89 x 77 in. / 226 x 196 cm
Nude Playing with a Cat | Nu jouant avce un chat, 1949, 25.5 x 31.5 in. / 65.5 x 80.5 cm
Nude Resting | Nu au repos, 1977, 78.8 x 59, 200 x 149.8 cm
Nude with Arms Raised | Nu aux bras leves, 1951, 59 x 32.3 in. / 150 x 82 cm
Nude with Guitar | Nu a la guitare, 1983-86, 63.8 x 51.3 in. / 162 x 130 cm
Nude with Mirror | Nu au miroir, 1981-83, 64.2 x 51.2 in. / 163 x 130 cm
Painter and his Model | Le peintre et son modele, 1980-81, 89.3 x 91 in. / 226.7 x 233 cm
Passage du Commerce Saint-Andre, 1952-54, 115.8 x 130 in. / 294 x 330 cm
Paysage de Monte Cavello, 1979, 51 x 64 in. / 130 x 162 cm
Le Pont Neuf, 1927 (size unknown)
Portrait de la Vicomtesse de Noailles, 1936, 53.3 x 63 in. / 135 x 160 cm
Portrait de Therese, 1936, 24.5 x 28 in. / 62 x 71 cm
Portrait of a Young Woman in Riding Costume aka
Portrait d'une jeune fille en costume d'amazone, 1932, 28.4 x 20.5 in. / 72 x 52 cm
Princess Maria Volkonski at the age of Twelve aka
La Princesse Maria Volkonski a l age de douze ans, 1945, 32.3 x 25.4 in. / 82 x 65 cm
Room | La chambre, 1952-54, 106 x 130 in. / 270 x 330 cm
Self-Portrait | Autoportrait, 1940, 17.4 x 12.4 in. / 44 x 32 cm
Sleeping Girl | La jeune fille endormie, 1943, 31.4 x 38.6 in. / 79.7 x 98.5 cm
Sleeping Nude | Nu allonge, 1950, 52.5 x 86.5 in. / 133 x 20.2 cm
Sleeping Nude | Nu assoupi, 1980, 79 x 59 in. / 200 x 150 cm
Sleeping Nude | Nu couche, 1983-86, 36.5 x 46.5 in. / 93 x 118 cm
Still Life | Nature morte, 1937, 31.8 x 39.4 in. / 81 x 100 cm
Still Life with Girl | Jeune fille et nature morte, 1942, 28.8 x 36.3 in. / 73 x 92 cm
Still-Life in the Studio | Nature morte dans l'atelier, 1958, 28.8 x 23.5 in. / 73 x 60 cm
Still-Life with Cherries | Nature morte, 1956, 25.5 x 36.3 in. / 65 x 92 cm
Still-Life with Lamp | Nature morte a la lampe, 1958, 63.5 x 51 in. / 162 x 130 cm
Street | La rue, 1929, 51 x 63.8 in. / 129.5 x 162 cm
Street | La rue, 1933-35, 76.8 x 94.5 in. / 195 x 240 cm
Therese Dreaming | Therese revant, 1938, 59.3 x 51.3 in. / 150.5 x 130.2 cm
Therese, 1938, 39.5 x 32 in. / 100.3 x 81.3 cm
Turkish Room | La chambre turque, 1963-66, 70.8 x 82.6 in. / 180 x 210 cm
Vernatel Landscape with Oxen | Vernatel Paysage aux boeufs, 1941-42, 28.8 x 39.4 in. / 72 x 100 cm
Victim | Lavictime, 1938, 53.3 x 86.6 in. / 133 x 220 cm
White Skirt | La jupe blanche, 1937, 51.2 x 63.8 in. / 130 x 162 cm
Young Girl Dressing | Jeune fille a sa toilette, 1949-51, 54.5 x 31 in. / 139 x 80.5 cm
Young Girl Preparing for her Bath | Jeune fille se preparant an bain, 1958, 63.8 x 38 in. / 162 x 97 cm


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