(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
1. representation, imitation, illustration, delineation, depiction, depictment, imagery, portraiture, design, designing, art, fine arts, painting, drawing, sculpture, engraving, photography, holography; collage, montage; expression. See description.
2. personation, personification, impersonation; rendition; motion picture, movie, etc. See drama.
3. (graphic portrayal) picture, drawing, sketch, draft, tracing, copy, photograph, daguerreotype; hologram; image, likeness, icon, portrait, effigy, facsimile; enlargement, blowup; bitmap, golliwog, sprite; clip art, dingbat; dithering; fractal. See computers.
4. (statue) figure, puppet, marionette, doll, figurine, action figure, manikin, model, dummy, waxwork, bust, statue, statuette, figurehead, effigy. See sculpture.
5. map, plan, chart, graph, ground plan, blueprint, projection, elevation; diagram, cartography, atlas, outline, view.
6. artist, designer, sculptor, draftsman, delineator.
1. represent, delineate, depict, portray; photograph, figure, picture, describe, draw, sketch, trace, graph, copy, mold, illustrate, symbolize, paint, carve, engrave, etc.
2. personate, personify, impersonate, embody, pose as, act [out], play, mimic, imitate.
Adjectives — representative, representing, depictive, illustrative, imitative, figurative, like, graphic, descriptive.
Phrases — all arts are brothers — each is a light to the other.
Quotations — Art is a jealous mistress (Emerson), We all know that Art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize truth (Pablo Picasso), One picture is worth a thousand words (Fred Barnard), A picture is a model of reality (Ludwig Wittgenstein).
Antonyms, see distortion.
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. description, narration, delineation, reproduction, copy, design, imitation, exhibition, enactment, personification, impersonation, setting forth, delegation, adumbration, depiction, portrayal, illustration, pictorialization, image, likeness, symbol.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun The act or process of describing in lifelike imagery: delineation, depiction, description, expression, portrayal. See SHOW.

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