Le Chat au miroir III (1989-94) by Balthus

Le Chat au miroir III - Balthus - 1989-94

Artwork Information

TitleLe Chat au miroir III
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions200 x 195 cm (78 3/4 x 76 3/4 in)

About Le Chat au miroir III

Balthus’ “Le Chat au miroir III” is a stunning masterpiece from the “Le Chat au miroir” series. This expressionist genre painting was completed between 1989-1994 and measures 195 x 220cm. It features a cat in leisure and sleep, captured in impressive detail with lifelike textures and colors.

Displayed at Lefevre Gallery in London in 1994, this painting showcases Balthus’ unique style that blends realism with surrealist elements. The image of the cat reflected in the mirror adds an intriguing depth to the piece, raising questions about identity and perception.

While the composition may appear simple at first glance, further analysis reveals layer upon layer of intricate details that reflect Balthus’ exceptional skill as a painter. From the cat’s fur to the reflection on the mirror’s surface, every aspect of this piece has been executed with precision and care.

Overall, “Le Chat au miroir III” is a splendid work of art that speaks volumes about Balthus’ talent as an artist. Its complexity and mastery showcase why it continues to captivate art lovers around the world decades after its creation.

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