Deeply intertwined, aesthetics and semiotics maintain nevertheless important characteristics that distinguish them. As a meaning production process, semiosis is the necessary condition for aesthesis, but not sufficient. For the aesthetic to occur something else is required beyond perceptual activity, what Sánchez Vázquez lucidly indicated when he writes:

Sánchez Vázquez (101) refers to such “capacity to imprint into the material an ‘excedent’ form [that] is symbolic, magically put, to the service of the practical purpose of hunting wild animals” and describes that “excessive form” as “good form”, the result of “good work”. In such appreciation of the good form and the good work, something beyond the re-cognition of the object by perception has occurred, namely, the dis-covery and appreciation of that “excessive form”.