On Seeing the Unseen

People make all kinds of demands of art—we want it to be beautiful or challengingly ugly; to be “true” (whatever that means) or playfully illusionistic; to encourage piety or protest. More than anything, however, we ask it to show us something we haven’t seen before—a new way of seeing, or feeling, or understanding. This issue of Art in Print looks into the fundamental creative act of visualizing the invisible.

People make all kinds of demands of art—we want it to be beautiful or challengingly ugly; to be “true” (whatever that means) or playfully illusionistic; to encourage piety or protest. More than anything, however, we ask it to show us something we haven’t seen before—a new way of seeing, or feeling, or understanding. This issue of Art in Print looks into the fundamental creative act of visualizing the invisible.

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