Belief is something with many sides to it. Believing in pictures is like believing in God— or believing in pictures in a practical sense, at a time when painting is rather out of favor…. We're always creating pictures; take fashion, for example. We put something on because we believe in it, and we thereby offer a picture of ourselves that tells other people who we are and what we're like. The same happens in other ways— we're always creating pictures for other people to understand if they can.