● Mani was the first artist/prophet who widely used painting as a medium for spiritual purposes, mainly to illustrate his cosmogony.
● A good painting whether conceptual, landscape or portrait should be a reflection of the painter’s belief system. If a painter doesn’t have an authentic belief system, his/her paintings are of no importance.
● A canvas that has been painted for money or fame isn’t worth more than a tablecloth.
● What makes a painting everlasting? The answer is nothing; the universe with all it’s little and big paintings will inevitably collapse one day. One should not occupy his/her mind with such a naive question too often.
● Painting is intrinsically a two-dimensional medium. When a three-dimensional object is added to canvas, it’s not painting anymore; unless it’s just a thick layer of paint.
● Objectively everything is colorless. Color is an illusion made by visual system, therefore a good painter should be a good illusionist.
● Colorwise and texturewise, traditional painting is incomparable to digital painting.
● Painting supplies that contain animal products should be avoided.
● History of art that mentions Jackson Pollock as one of the great artists of history but doesn’t include Siah Qalam is deceptive.
● This manifesto is not fixed; it changes and evolves with time.
● Vincent van Gogh was not merely a great artist; he was a humble prophet who preferred painting to preaching.