I should like to begin by describing three aesthetic el(periences, the first concerning painting, the second concerning nlusic, and the third concerning literature.

The first takes place in a museum, where two per~)ons, A and B, are looking at a modern painting which reveals only the merest adherence to representationalisITl. A, seeing nothing in it, says to B: 'Why should I like this?' B responds: 'Look at the n~lationships of color and shape.' Upon hearing this, A's view of the painting completely changes, enabling A actually to enjoy a \vhole range of modern paintings for the first tirne.