One of my early intuitions was that a picture should affect us with its whole immediately, at one glance and in the first second. Timelessness is its strength and, unlike in the case of literature and music, the process of its reception should be condensed into one moment, this sensation should be like a blink of an eye.
I think that this can be achieved not so much by reducing composition, limiting its elements, but rather by accurate fixing those elements' inherent hierarchy. Progression of reception must be seamless but not too obvious, suggestive but not “predictable”. So this is not just a matter of determining the dominant and subordinating the other elements. The progression of view should be ruled, the eye activity should be immobilised and at the same time intensified in the contact with the image.