Facts about Balthus

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Balthus was a famous Artist from France, who lived between February 29, 1908 and February 18, 2001. He/she became 92 years old.

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He/she is born under the zodiac pisces, who is known for Fluctuation, Depth, Imagination, Reactive, Indecisive. Our collection contains 10 quotes who is written / told by Balthus.

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Famous quotes by Balthus (10)


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"I refuse to confide and don't like it when people write about art"
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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"
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"Painting is a source of endless pleasure, but also of great anguish"
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"Painting is the passage from the chaos of the emotions to the order of the possible"
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"One must always draw, draw with the eyes, when one cannot draw with a pencil"
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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"
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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"
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"I will always find even the worst paintings that attempt some kind of representation better than the best invented paintings"
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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"
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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"


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