Balthus Quotes, Sayings, Remarks, Thoughts and Speeches

Balthus Quotes and Sayings

Balthus Quotes, Quotations, Sayings, Remarks and Thoughts
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Birth Date / Year:
February 29, 1908
Death Date / Year:
February 18, 2001
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    I always feel the desire to look for the extraordinary in ordinary things; to suggest, not to impose, to leave always a slight touch of mystery in my paintings. Balthus | Refcard PDF
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    I refuse to confide and don't like it when people write about art. Balthus | Refcard PDF
  • 3
    I will always find even the worst paintings that attempt some kind of representation better than the best invented paintings. Balthus | Refcard PDF
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    One must always draw, draw with the eyes, when one cannot draw with a pencil. Balthus | Refcard PDF
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    Painting is a language which cannot be replaced by another language. I don't know what to say about what I paint, really. Balthus | Refcard PDF
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    Painting is a source of endless pleasure, but also of great anguish. Balthus | Refcard PDF
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    Painting is the passage from the chaos of the emotions to the order of the possible. Balthus | Refcard PDF
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    Painting what I experience, translating what I feel, is like a great liberation. But it is also work, self-examination, consciousness, criticism, struggle. Balthus | Refcard PDF
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    The best way to begin is to say: Balthus is a painter of whom nothing is known. And now let us have a look at his paintings. Balthus | Refcard PDF
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    The craft of painting has virtually disappeared. There is hardly anyone left who really possesses it. For evidence one has only to look at the painters of this century. Balthus | Refcard PDF






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