The geometry of landscape and situation seems to create its own systems of time, the sense of a dynamic element which is cinematising the events of the canvas, translating a posture or ceremony into dynamic terms. The greatest movie of the 20th century is the Mona Lisa, just as the greatest novel is Gray's Anatomy.
J.G. (James Graham) Ballard (b. 1930), British author. repr. in Re/Search, no. 8/9 (San Francisco, 1984). "The Thousand Wounds and Flowers," review of J.T. Frazer's The Voices of Time, in New Worlds, no. 191 (London, June 1969).