Citing the example of illustrator Charles Dana Gibson, Max Eastman writes:
Charles Dana Gibson is the original discoverer of the psycho-physical law that an anatomically impossible amount of space between the eye and the eyebrow of the female produces a romantic reaction in the male.
To see the physical stimulus in Charles Dana Gibson’s drawings, click here.
(Quoted from page 42 of Journalism Versus Art, by Max Eastman. Alfred A. Knopf, 1916.)
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