Balthus and Cats
Balthus, who calls himself the "King of Cats", frequently represents the felines in his art. And this from an early age, when he tells the story of Mitsou, his lost cat, through 40 drawings in Chinese ink, the entire book of which is presented in its entirety. Alain Vircondelet, who had the privilege of collecting Balthus' memoirs at the Chalet de Rossinière, analyses here the Master's unique relationship with cats.
Balthus and Cats is an intimate portrait of the artist, who deciphers the symbolism present in his paintings and drawings through 45 reproductions of works and numerous photographs of the artist with his cats.