Student or Learner
In the following sentence there are a couple of doubts:
Finally, the last question --and that is--, what in fact does painting do? Also relevant to cinema: What in fact does cinema do?
My problem is on what is in red.
Any help, of major gratitude. And Happy New Year.
Thanks a lot again and excuse me my carelessness.
No problem. You are more or less right.
"and that is" = "and the question is!
and yes, "what is painting's mission/aim/purpose" is pretty much what is meant.