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The Living Room, 1941–1943

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Although his first exhibition was in a Surrealist gallery and he had many friends among the Surrealists, Balthus never adopted the methods of Surrealism. He has no interest in visual puns, automatism, abstraction, or other facets of the Surrealist program. What he does share with Surrealism is an interest in eroticism as a central fact of psychic life. His constant theme is the self-absorbed, dawning sexuality of the virginal adolescent.

The Living Room
Artist Life
1908 - 2001
Accession Number
Catalogue Raisonne
Monnier and Clair, 137.
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