Balthus Quotes

8 Top Balthus quotes about Pain

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.

Desire Quotes, Pain Quotes, Mystery Quotes

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

Pain Quotes

The best way to begin is to say: is a painter of whom nothing is known. And now let us have a look at his paintings.

Pain Quotes

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.

Pain Quotes

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

Great Quotes, Pain Quotes

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

Great Quotes, Work Quotes, Experience Quotes, Pain Quotes, Criticism Quotes

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

Pain Quotes, Chaos Quotes, Emotion Quotes

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

Pain Quotes, Language Quotes