"The instinctive need to transform experience into image is a mysterious phenomenom. Discussion of it must take place in the realm of philosophy or poetry for it serves no objective function. Forces are manifested in poems and paintings that do not pass through the circuits of knowledge. These forces, vital and inexplicable, pass through the circuits of the soul. They are responsible for the joyful sense of recognition, interior resonance and blissful confirmation that attends the sight of certain paintings."