The brain can not distinguish between a beautiful painting, say a beautiful sea painting or a lovely garden painting and an actual sea view or garden view."
So true!!! well said. And that being so, the implications are more profound than we can imagine, because we are *always* taking in images, and storing them as imprints, that create new seeds...(thank about what our billboards are doing to us!)
PS- I think the general idea regarding eyestrain is for people to stop every fifteen to twenty minutes and look into the distance...This implies there IS a distance to look into.
(We need that, for our thinking) A good painting would have the same effect, in terms of keep the eyes sharp. And perhaps the consciousness, too