There’s a certain number of recurring motifs in Balthus’ oeuvre, the back figure is one of them. The motif appears in several of Balthus’ paintings, such as Cour de ferme à Chassy, Place de l’Odéon, Passage du Commerce-Saint-André and Les Beaux Jours. Fondation Beyeler’s Associate Curator Michiko Kono tells us more about this significant element in Balthus’ work (in German language with English subtitles).
An Introduction to the Work of Balthus (3/12). Fondation Beyeler, September 2018.
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