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Balthus

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.

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

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

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

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The craft of painting has virtually disappeared. There is hardly anyone left who really possesses it ...

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I always feel the desire to look for the extraordinary in ordinary things; to suggest, not to impose ...

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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 ...

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

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

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Painting what I experience, translating what I feel, is a great liberation. But it is also work, sel ...

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Painting what I experience, translating what I feel, is like a great liberation. But it is also work ...

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If you speak of beauty, you are at once suspected of...kitsch.

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I had only planned to strike the gong violently in order to somehow shake people up and make them mo ...

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

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