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SWITZERLAND / Basel: Balthus

until Sunday January 13 2019

Fondation Beyeler
T : + 41 (0) 61 645 97 00
Baselstrasse 101
CH-1205 Basel

Balthus (1908–2001) is viewed as one of the last great masters in twentieth-century art. The planned retrospective at the Fondation Beyeler will bring together a wide range of important paintings from every phase of the oeuvre of this legendary artist, reflecting the multiple ambiguities in the staging of his remarkable images. His pictures combine tranquility with extreme tension, and embody a wealth of contradictions, mingling dream and reality, eroticism and innocence, the soberly factual and the deeply enigmatic, the familiar and the uncanny, in a wholly unique way.