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BARTHES, Roland (1915 - 1980), Draughtsman, watercolourist, writer, semiotician

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
BARTHES, Roland (1915 - 1980), Draughtsman, watercolourist, writer, semiotician

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 1915, in Cherbourg; died 1980, in Paris.

Draughtsman, watercolourist, writer, semiotician.

A famous essayist and philosopher of Structuralism of the 1960s, Roland Barthes was a talented amateur musician, a piano player and artist. Whilst Barthes is known for his writings about painters and his admiration for the work of Klee, Michaux and Cy Twombly, his own artistic efforts are

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