It was an unforgettable point in time, when a classic image emerged. Going against the grain of anything contrived, an impression was made.
It had nothing to do with ideas, but everything to do with fascination. The spirit inside the figure might have been aware of the impact, but the energy came from somewhere mysterious.
That was the turning point, when it became clear that representation counts for a lot. What the eyes saw provided nourishment for the soul.
Years later, an associate spoke of the ‘red eye’, which might have been described as the ‘green eye’ from another cultural standpoint. Vision and interpretation are reliant on multiple terms of reference.
Presence and representation are the primary colours in the palette of symbolism. Animation and motion are secondary in the scheme of things.