Who wrote that, oksuz, and about whom?He catches the secret sentiments and passions and throws them upon the canvas.
What does the bold part mean? Is it something like “reflect upon them”?
Two people are talking each other and one of them is explaining a man's features to the other. The man is a painter. The full phrase:
" They say that he paints not merely a man's features, but his mind and his heart. He catches the secret sentiments and passions, and throws them upon the canvas, like sunshine-or perhaps, in the portraits of dark-souled men, like a gleam of infernal fire."