When a painter works on detail, she is super close up to the canvas. Each brushstroke, texture and shading is accounted for.
That requires serious microscope up close focus!
However, there’s another mode of viewing the canvas which is stepping way back
and looking at the “whole.”
That puts all the tiny details in a different context.
Playing music can be like this too. We can be very close up, and hear minute
details, or we can step back and hear the entire, overall sound.