They turned to the great artist and asked why. "I'm thinking of a painting," Michelangelo explained. At this, the friends' interest was roused: they knew a painting from Michelangelo would be great indeed and asked him what it was. The artist offered to paint it for them there and then.He covered a canvas with white paint and in the middle painted a small black circle, filling it with black paint."What do you see?"asked Michelangelo.
The friends looked puzzled. "We can see a black spot," they replied.
Michelangelo paused for a moment. "I thought you would see that," he said. "What I see is a large area of white."