The painting is born at the focus of artistic attention, and serves as the focus of the audience’s attention. This is the unchanging center of the manifold mental and physical movements of the creation-reception dynamic. The lack of movement suggests lack of temporality: no matter how many times we return to the image, it remains the same.
Through the reception of the painting, the epistemological and operative senses are re-activated. If the work of art deeply touches the viewer, then – even if only for a moment – the immobility of the painting can turn into inner experience. Blissful silence – living immobility. This is the kind of experience towards which the creative process is – willingly or unwillingly
– oriented. Painting, therefore, encourages us to experience a state outside temporality.