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What is the Meaning of: Illustration | Concept and Definition of: Illustration

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Illustration is the action and the effect to illustrate (draw, adorner). The term to designate the drawing, picture or engraving which adorne, documents or decorate a book. For example: "this book contains a beautiful illustration of a Unicorn", "my last novel artwork was done by a Belgian artist. "I would like a book with illustrations of animals to offer to my son".
Illustrate the verb can also be used as a synonym make more obvious/clear understanding: "Thanks to the doctor, we will illustrate on the theme of epidemiology", "I'm going to illustrate this subject through this conference.
This use of the concept is associated with the Illustration as a philosopher movement which emerged in the 18th century and which is characterized to the predominance of reason. Illustration is the name given this movement and the time at which it is developed.
The thinkers of the Illustration were that, through human reason, it was possible to combat ignorance and superstition. The reason would help to put an end to the tyrannies and build a better world.
The leaders of the movement were convinced that they were chosen to educate the people, and direct people to a new type of society. The Illustration argued that the Ancien Régime and absolutism in general took advantage of the ignorance of the population to establish power.
We will retain that the movement was anthropocentric (considering the human being as the centre of actions), Rationalist (reality is limited to experience) and pragmatic (only what is useful matter).
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