"The importance of the texts should not be exaggerated, and the reader should be aware of the facility and illusion which they may engender, the facility that would permit one who has read the texts to feel exempt from looking at the painting, thinking them explicit in the texts, and forgetting that the painting explains and inspires the texts."
Crimp, D. (2016). Before Pictures. Brooklyn, NY: Dancing Foxes Press. p. 38