What is illustration?

  • (noun): A visual representation (a picture or diagram) that is used make some subject more pleasing or easier to understand.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Illustration

An illustration is a depiction (such as a drawing, painting, photograph or other image) that is created to elucidate or dictate sensual information (such as a story, poem or newspaper article).

Read more about Illustration.

Some articles on illustration:

Liber Feudorum Maior - Contents - Illustration
... Kosto has identified two styles and thus two hands at work in the miniatures of the LFM, one conservative and local, the other expert and international ... Joan Ainaud dated the painting to the first quarter of the thirteenth century (after the completion of the text), but it was probably planned from the start ...
Sascha Schneider - Gallery
... The Anarchist" (1894) Cover illustration for Old Surehand by Karl May (1904) Cover illustration for Winnetou III by Karl May (1904) Cover illustration for ...
La Petite Illustration
... La Petite Illustration was a weekly French literary journal created in 1913 ... It was a newspaper supplement to L'Illustration and published plays, novels and short stories often first publishing and containing illustrations ...
Types of Illustration
... Digolo and Mazrui subcategorize illustration into the techniques, which are being applied, such as drawing, painting, printing and pasting ... The choice can be based on the requirements of the illustration, constraints of the artist, cost, or other factors ... Various illustration techniques have been available to the artist over the centuries ...
Society Of Architectural Illustration
... The Society of Architectural Illustration was founded by Eric Monk (as the Society of Architectural Illustrators) in 1975 to encourage the use of the architectural perspective or model as a valuable ... and the name was finally changed, after a protracted debate, to the Society of Architectural Illustration in the 1990s ... body to the public and practitioners in Architectural Illustration and this lead has been followed in other major countries, most notably by the American Society of Architectural ...

More definitions of "illustration":

  • (noun): Artwork that helps make something clear or attractive.

Famous quotes containing the word illustration:

    Each truth that a writer acquires is a lantern, which he turns full on what facts and thoughts lay already in his mind, and behold, all the mats and rubbish which had littered his garret become precious. Every trivial fact in his private biography becomes an illustration of this new principle, revisits the day, and delights all men by its piquancy and new charm.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    What is character but the determination of incident? What is incident but the illustration of character?
    Henry James (1843–1916)

    An illustration is no argument,—nor do I maintain the wiping of a looking-glass clean, to be a syllogism;Mbut you all, may it please your worships, see the better for it.
    Laurence Sterne (1713–1768)