We are attracted to the visual.
Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel ceiling, Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, and Raphael’s The School of Athens took us by our senses in the Renaissance.
Picasso’s Guernica and Goya’s The Third of May 1808 showed us what war was all about in all its senseless brutality.
The New York Times described Matthew Brady’s American Civil War photographs as bringing the war to America’s doorsteps in all its graphic details.
What does this mean for the modern journalist?