Scuderie del Quirinale / Villa Medici, Rome
24 October 2015 - 31 January 2016
Kunstforum Wien, Vienna
February 2016 - June 2016
With a major monographic exhibition split between two exhibition centres, Rome is getting set to mark the fifteenth anniversary of the death of Balthasar Klossowski de Role, known as Balthus (1908–2001), one of the most original and enigmatic masters of the 20th century, whose relationship with the Eternal City was a crucial element in the formation of his art.
Approximately two hundred works of art, among paintings, drawings and photographs, from some of the leading museums and most prestigious private collections in Europe and the United States, offer the visitor a fascinating opportunity to explore Balthus' art in two different venues: at the Scuderie del Quirinale with a complete retrospective built around his best-known masterpieces; and at the Villa Medici with an exhibition that, through the works realized during his roman stay, highlights in-depth analysis of his working method, his creative process, his use of models, his techniques, his recourse to photography.