"Philosophy cannot refrain from finding itself, when it comes to painting, permanently. . . . The exceptional visibility of the panting has thus become a privileged case of the phenomenon."—Jean-Luc Marion, The Crossing of the Visible
ABSTRACT. Far from merely being a reproduction and representation of visible things-in-themselves (Husserl), a painting can make manifest what we precisely otherwise do not see: beings in their emergence and coming-to-be (Merleau-Ponty), Being in its hiddenness (Heidegger), and even what is able to see us—the Other (Levinas) and, possibly even, the Deity--the invisible par excellence (Marion).