movements or transformations of a body under the effect of external stimuli that refer to intense feelings, sometimes brief and often violent affects, instinctive movements or spontaneous physical reactions triggered by the meeting of others, its mere presence, its gestures or his words …
Ideas alone are powerless. Even true, they remain a dead letter if they are not associated with images capable of affecting us. They can only become effective if they are conveyed by affects, the only ones capable of mobilizing us to act. This is the alpha and omega of painting: to be this "ars affectandi", with its specific passion mechanisms capable of disturbing those who look at it.