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Definition of Illustration

Illustration

  1. The act of illustrating; the act of making clear and distinct; education; also, the state of being illustrated, or of being made clear and distinct.
  2. That which illustrates; a comparison or example intended to make clear or apprehensible, or to remove obscurity.
  3. A picture designed to decorate a volume or elucidate a literary work.

Illustration Quotations

Usually in theater, the visual repeats the verbal. The visual dwindles into decoration. But I think with my eyes. For me, the visual is not an afterthought, not an illustration of the text. If it says the same thing as the words, why look? The visual must be so compelling that a deaf man would sit though the performance fascinated.
Robert Wilson

Be able to draw an illustration as least well enough to get your point across to another person.
Marilyn vos Savant

Here is the amazing thing about Easter; the Resurrection Sunday for Christians is this, that Christ in the dying moments on the cross gives us the greatest illustration of forgiveness possible.
T. D. Jakes

The wonders of the Grand Canyon cannot be adequately represented in symbols of speech, nor by speech itself. The resources of the graphic art are taxed beyond their powers in attempting to portray its features. Language and illustration combined must fail.
John Wesley Powell

In any art, you don't know in advance what you want to say - it's revealed to you as you say it. That's the difference between art and illustration.
Aaron Siskind
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Illustration Translations

illustration in Dutch is illustratie, verluchting
illustration in German is Abbildung {f}
illustration in Norwegian is illustrasjon, belysning
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