I WHEN we compare Drawing VIII. with the preceding drawings we know that some breakwater or defence has given way. Until now the drawings have been diagrammatic and representational. Their main characteristic has been explanatory in so far as they were affected by preconceived intellectual points of view. But here we dive straight into the affective experience, expressed in pure mythological symbolism: the monster seems to come upon us with a roar. Although the continuity with previous contents exists, it is none the less clear that an entirely new and unexpected development has occurred. The immediacy of representation intimates that the subject is expressing something overwhelming.