Eric Fromm already busted the fallacy of love equals passion, less than a hundred years ago. Yet, we mixed up these two concepts, over and over again. Perhaps we should read a little more, mijo.
Paintings may offer an imagery so potent that even the casual viewer will find it intriguing and moving.
Both, the observer and the artist are part of nature. Where does that leave the piece of art?
Images and words are nothing but representations of reality and not reality itself. Those signposts may not be pointing in the right direction, so be vigilant.