The New Scientist has come out with an article about six ways artists can make a viewer feel a certain way. Ahhh, our Illustrative Historians are also Illuuuusionists, I love it.

1. Unreal Shadows
2. Virtual Reality (Trompe L’oeil)
3. Causing An Emotional Impression
4. Two Pictures for the Price of One
5. Getting Wires Crossed (transforming other senses into colors)
6. Pictures That Turn Inside Out

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THE NEA (National Endowment for the Arts) TURNS 45!

Washington, D.C. — Forty-five years ago today, President Lyndon Johnson signed the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act, establishing the National Endowment for the Arts. More than four decades later, the Endowment continues to play a key role in enhancing American communities through the arts.

“Creativity is the source of successful, thriving American communities,” said NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman. “The National Endowment for the Arts is doing its part to enhance the liveability of American communities through the arts.”

(continue to the NEA website…)