Socrates: “Well now, do you represent the mind’s character, which is the most attractive and pleasing and appealing and desirable part of us? Or is it not a subject for representation at all?
Parrhasius: “How could it be, Socrates, when it has neither shape nor color nor any of the other qualities that you mentioned just now, and is not even visible at all?”
– Xenophon, Memoirs of Socrates
“Art does not reproduce the visible, it makes visible.”
– Paul Klee
Paul Klee “L’homme approximatif” (The approximate man)