dimanche 29 mars 2015

Some Essential Facts About Narrative Drawings

By Lelia Hall

Art can be used to tell a story as a sequence of events unfolding over time. Narrative drawings and art employs the power of visual images to evoke emotions, ignite imaginations, and capture cultural aspirations and truths. It has a great ability to narrate stories across different cultures and preserve for future generations.

It call for or requires some knowledge to understand the meaning of this art. It is very complicated to read and understand the ancient pictures since they are usually not organized in a systematic way like the words on a page. They can unfold in many different perspectives at once.

Narratives derive their history back during the history of mankind. There probably would never be people without these narratives. They are very important in learning the origin of man and the evolution to date.

Examples of these descriptive arts can be seen very early in the history of arts. They give evidences to certain occurrences that happened long back. Egyptian tombs and the Greek vase paintings are good examples from the 16th century that describe both the mythological and factual events.

Monoscenic narratives represent only a single scene. There is nothing like repetition of characters and there is only one action taking place. Depending on the artist's intention, landscape and portraits can be good examples of this type of art, other illustrations are the scenes from the Greek mythology whereby critical points in a story would be captured in a single scene.

Another form of is the continuous narrative which illustrates different scenes of a story in one frame without any dividers. This is where the sequence of events within a story is defined through the repetition of the main character. It emphasize in the change in movement by use of repeating characters as indicators of scene change in a story.

Paintings were mostly used in traditional art to cover most of the descriptive scenes. It is easier to represent these in paintings than in sculpture. Illustrating some figures in sculpture becomes more complex and may involve expert work and also may be hard to interpret. There are different types of narratives used today. Artists come up with their own ways to portray stories, represent the space and shape time. Artwork is never limited to one type of story, it is a diversified discipline.

There are different types of approaches to narrative art. These include art in series, descriptive works within a frame, works with no clear story line and works that document an event or era. All of these are widely used by different artists depending on their theme.

In recent times, narrative painting and sculpture have been used to give a picture of, not only great moments in history, but also domestic dramas of a particularly sentimental nature. Story telling was believed to be best pursued by writers, but also visual artists have proved themselves to do it even better. Modern art can be used in many different aspects in contemporary life.

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