The first metamorphosis about the painter concerns the colored matter, formless, at the moment of being constituted in form, in body. Body lent to the painter, who lends his body to the masterpiece, to register in the world an entity which will not be an extension of himself, nor an expression of himself. The work is otherwise the meeting place of a combination of circumstances. A contest of circumstances far beyond the will of an author and which is the ultimate reality of any work. It has its own life as the masterpiece is deeply related to the receivers and its looks, the time, the market, the light and so many other different players. The painter can only be one vector among a set of vectors. One of the player in the construction of "his" painting or any possible history of painting.