Balthus Original Rare Original Hand Signed Pen Ink Drawing Nude Kneeling.
Pen and Ink onto medium stock paper, the artwork measures approximately 25 x 35cm (9.8 x 13.8in).
The drawing is hand signed lower right, it is in good condition with some age related wear/tears.
It is an ORIGINAL WORK and NOT a lithograph or print of any kind.
Private Art Collection UK.
Price On Application.
The controversial Polish-French artist Count Balthazar Klossowski de Rola (commonly known as Balthus), is best known for his paintings of young Lolita-type girls depicted in highly suggestive poses. Although these works have made him one of the cult figures of modern art, they have also, in later years, brought him considerable notoriety. Throughout his career, he rejected classification, demanding that his paintings be viewed in the flesh and not categorized or written about. Balthus was primarily interested in figurative painting, although he did paint some landscapes. His most famous works include The Street (1933, Museum of Modern Art, New York) and The Guitar Lesson (1934, private collection). A self-taught artist, Balthus despised modern abstraction, preferring to pay homage to Old Masters like Nicolas Poussin (1594–1665) and Piero della Francesca (1483-1520).