description

   A statement creating a mental image of something experienced, or the act of making such a statement. Not to be confused with interpretation, description is identifying the literal qualities or realistic presentation of subject matter, along with the elements of art found — analyses that can help to make complicated things understandable by reducing them to their component parts. It demands only the facts of what can be seen, often in one or more works of art; and partly two or more works can be described by comparing them to each other.

Glossary of Art Terms. 2014.

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  • Description — De*scrip tion, n. [F. description, L. descriptio. See {Describe}.] 1. The act of describing; a delineation by marks or signs. [1913 Webster] 2. A sketch or account of anything in words; a portraiture or representation in language; an enumeration… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • DESCRIPTION — s. f. Discours par lequel on décrit, on dépeint. Il y a de belles descriptions dans cet historien, dans ce poëte. La description d un palais, d une maison, d un jardin, d un paysage, d une tempête, des effets d une passion. Faire une description …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • DESCRIPTION — n. f. Action de décrire, développement par lequel on décrit, on dépeint. Faire une description. La description d’un palais, d’une maison, d’un paysage, d’une tempête, des effets d’une passion. La description d’une plante, d’un animal, d’une… …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • description — noun Etymology: Middle English descripcioun, from Anglo French & Latin; Anglo French, from Latin description , descriptio, from describere Date: 14th century 1. a. an act of describing; specifically discourse intended to give a mental image of… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • Audio description — refers to an additional narration track for blind and visually impaired consumers of visual media (including television and film, dance, opera, and visual art). It consists of a narrator talking through the presentation, describing what is… …   Wikipedia


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