beauty of abstract art

“My granddaughter was about 11 years old and she was in Agnes’ apartment and there was a rose in a vase and she was mesmerized by the rose. And Agnes saw that and picked up the rose and said, “Is this rose beautiful, Isobel?” And Isobel said, “Yes, this rose is beautiful.” And then Agnes put the rose behind her back and she asked Isobel, “Is the rose still beautiful?” and Isobel said, “Yes, the rose is still beautiful”, and Agnes said, “You see, the beauty is not in the rose, the beauty is in your mind.” – Agnes Martin