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 Balthus - “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 - “Painting is the passage from the chaos of the emotions to the order of the possible.”
 Balthus - “Painting is a language which cannot be replaced by another language. I don't know what to say about what I paint, really.”
 Balthus - “One must always draw, draw with the eyes, when one cannot draw with a pencil.”
 Balthus - “I will always find even the worst paintings that attempt some kind of representation better than the best invented paintings.”
 Balthus - “I had only planned to strike the gong violently in order to somehow shake people up and make them more aware. I think I succeeded.”
 Balthus - “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 - “Painting is a source of endless pleasure, but also of great anguish.”
 Balthus - “Painting what I experience, translating what I feel, is like a great liberation. But it is also work, self-examination, consciousness, criticism, struggle.”
 Balthus - “I refuse to confide and don't like it when people write about art.”
 Balthus - “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.”