The exhibition presents works by Balthasar Klossowski de Rola (1908–2001), known as Balthus,  The starting point for the exhibition is the monumental painting Passage du Commerce-Saint-André, from 1952–1954. This work epitomizes the artist’s intensive engagement with the dimensions of space and time in the image, and with their relationship to the figure and the object. With this focus, the exhibition will bring together some fifty important pictures from every phase of Balthus’s oeuvre, looking also at the strategies employed in the staging of his often provocative images, and illuminating the elements of irony and mystery in his work.