“There’s a pleasant story about Malraux taking General de Gaulle around an art gallery recently and pointing out this and that. And de Gaulle was saying, “Uh, ah, what’s that one over there?” and Malraux said, “That’s a Dufy.” “And what’s that one?” “Oh, that’s a Renoir.” “Ah,” says de Gaulle suddenly, “I know that cartoon over there, that must be a Rouault?” “No, sir, that’s a mirror.” Rouault came to mind because he too was a rear projectionist, that is, the light came through the image to the viewer. This light through or rear projection creates a much higher degree of involvement than otherwise is possible. The painters suddenly wanted to involve the audience deeply in their images with all their senses.”

— Marshall McLuhan