Painting is a mode of expression, and the forms are numerous. Drawing, composition or abstraction and other aesthetics may serve to manifest the expressive and conceptual intention of the practitioner to let the eye stray over a palette, splashed with many colours, produces a dual result. In the first place one recieves a purely physical impression, one of pleasure and contentment at the varied and beautiful colours. The eye is either warmed or else soothed and cooled. But these physical sensations can only be of a short duration. They are merely superfycial and leave no lasting impression, for the soul is unaffected. But although the effect of the colours is forgotten when the eye turned away, the superfycial impression of varied colour may be the starting point of a whole chain of related sensations.