A painting or depicting; a representation.
a graphic or vivid verbal description; "too often the narrative was interrupted by long word pictures"; "the author gives a depressing picture of life in Poland"; "the pamphlet contained brief characterizations of famous Vermonters"
a representation by picture or portraiture
representation by drawing or painting etc
Depiction, in analytic philosophy, is representation by means of a . There is an important debate in analytic philosophy over whether or not depictive representation is d by resemblance, as common sense would suggest, or whether an alternative theory of depictive representation is required. Other debates include the relationship between seeing something in a picture and seeing face to face, whether depictive representation is conventional, how understanding novel depictions is possible, the aesthetic and ethical value of depiction and the nature of realism in pictorial art.