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One must always draw, draw with the eyes, when one cannot draw with a pencil. ---->>>

Painting is the passage from the chaos of the emotions to the order of the possible. ---->>>

Painting is a source of endless pleasure, but also of great anguish. ---->>>

Painting is a language which cannot be replaced by another language. I don't know what to say about what I paint, really. ---->>>

Painting what I experience, translating what I feel, is like a great liberation. But it is also work, self-examination, consciousness, criticism, struggle. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

I will always find even the worst paintings that attempt some kind of representation better than the best invented paintings. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

I refuse to confide and don't like it when people write about art. ---->>>

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. ---->>>


Name: Balthus
Nationality: French
Born: 02-29, 1908
Birthplace: Paris, France
Die: 02-18, 2001
Occupation: Artist

Balthasar Klossowski de Rola (February 29, 1908 – February 18, 2001), known as Balthus, was a Polish-French modern artist. He is known for his erotically-charged images of pubescent girls, but also for the refined, dreamlike quality of his imagery.(wikipedia)