The unknown masterpiece, a short story by Balzac

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Honore de Balzac

Narrated By: Katie Haigh

Publisher: Compagnie du Savoir

Date: December 2016

Duration: 1 hours 12 minutes


The unknown masterpiece, or "Le chef-d'oeuvre inconnu", is a story by French author Honoré de Balzac. This short text was of tremendous importance in the world of art, for it holds a groundbreaking reflection about artistic creation: what does completion or failure mean, and how is it that technique does not guarantee either. Paul Cézanne famously said "I am Frenhofer", identifying with the old master around which the story revolves. Pablo Picasso himself was absolutely fascinated by the text, so much that he had his studio moved in the Parisian street named in the story; there, he painted his own masterpiece, Guernica. Our audiobooks are recorded by the best storytellers, for a lively and profound experience.


The unknown masterpiece, a short story by Balzac

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