The Metropolitan Museum of Art is preparing for its first retrospective in thirty years on the work of Balthasar Klossowski de Rola, better known as Balthus. In anticipation, the Wall Street Journal has published a short series of stories about the artist, as related by his daughter, Harumi. “He thought you should know what’s been done before, to have respect for all masters, to know how to make your own colors, and he frequently complained that nowadays people don’t really learn the tradition. He also complained that there was too much ego, that it was not about what you make with work but more about who you are.” She said.
Read more at The Wall Street Journal