Syed Ali Abbas Jalalpuri has written about non-figurative dimensions in painting, literature and other genre of fine arts.
In book Rooh-e-A’sar he writes that a thief broke in the house of an abstract painter. The painter woke up and thief ran away. Next day the artist lodged a complaint with police authorities. The case was registered and police started investigations. Thinking that the complainant is a painter and had seen the burglar, the investigating officer asked the artist to draw an image of the outlaw on paper so that with its help he may trace him out. When the officer came to the artist next day he had made the sketch and gave it to the officer.
Police officer examined the image thoroughly. “A canister placed on cabbage with an eye of owl in its middle cannot break in, I am sure of that,” remarked the police officer.