Gilles Néret


Born
France
Died
August 05, 2005

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Gilles Néret (1933 - August 3, 2005) was a French art critic and historian, journalist and curator. He wrote extensively on the history of erotica.

He organized several art retrospectives in Japan and founded the SEIBU museum and the Wildenstein Gallery in Tokyo. He directed art reviews such as L’Oeil and Connaissance des Arts and received the Elie Faure Prize in 1981 for his publications. Since 1992, Néret was an editor for Taschen, for which he has written catalogues raisonnés of the works of Klimt and others, as well as the author of Erotica Universalis.


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Gustav Klimt: 1862-1918

4.14 avg rating — 19,300 ratings — published 1992 — 37 editions
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Michelangelo

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4.17 avg rating — 390 ratings — published 1988 — 21 editions
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Manet

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Henri Matisse

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Erotica Universalis: From P...

3.90 avg rating — 198 ratings — published 1994 — 8 editions
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Auguste Rodin: Sculptures a...

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Devils

4.05 avg rating — 103 ratings — published 2003 — 5 editions
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Rubens

4.20 avg rating — 80 ratings — published 2004 — 13 editions
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“This intensely lyrical vision of the pregant woman in [i]Hope I[i] is set in an ambiguous context peopled with masks, death's heads and allegorical monsters such as Sin, Disease, Poverty and Death, all threatening the incipient life.”
Gilles Néret, Gustav Klimt: 1862-1918
tags: art, klimt

“Eros and Thanatos were always the source of his inspiration, even though, from this time on, they usually appear in the guise of two simple and fundamental themes: flowers and women. These themes offered him the greatest opportunity to give a certain permanence to all that can be grasped in passing: an ephemeral sensual joy, the ecstasy of life.”
Gilles Néret, Gustav Klimt: 1862-1918
tags: art, klimt

“Some elements appear in this picture which would be decisive in Klimt's subsequent work: for instance, the use of gold and the transformation of anatomy into ornamentation, of ornamentation into anatomy.”
Gilles Néret, Gustav Klimt: 1862-1918
tags: art, klimt

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