SENSATION AND THE PLANE OF COMPOSITION
Although Deleuze writes copiously about literature and cinema, those arts play a relatively minor role in his discussions of the collective domain of the arts as a whole. His treatments of music and painting, by contrast, are much less extensive, and yet they are central to his aesthetic theory, and especially to his articulation of both the relationship between philosophy and the arts and the relationship of the various arts to one another. Painting reveals the aesthetic dimension of sensation. Music makes evident the connection between artistic sensation and creation in the natural world. And it is as modes of thought that these arts, and the arts in general, form their relationship with philosophy.