“Painting is the art which reminds us that time and the visible come into being together, as a pair. The place of their coming into being is the human mind, which can coordinate events into time sequence and appearances into a world seen.
With this coing into being of time and the visible, a dialogue between presence and absence begins. We all live this dialogue.”
From Success and Failure of Picasso by John Berger, first published by Penguin Books, London in 1965 and then by Granta Books , London 1992