Painting is a timeless act wherein the author's attention is concentrated on the moment and its multiple manifestations, on the discontinuity in the dense fabric of time. The point is not to generalize about the apparent world or its characteristics. Art does not have to express the conventions of its age. It expresses the spirit of its time, but does not explain it. It is impossible to imagine modern culture as a monolithic, homogeneous system that speaks in one language. Nor can one not agree with the assumption of a single hierarchy in the language of culture. Perhaps the largest, loosest, and most popular components of such a system appear inthe less popular but extremely profound and deeply nuanced demonstration versions of artistic works that appear in the labyrinths of culture.