What do you think about storytelling in art? Narrativity was the main purpose of visual arts until the last centuries. Paintings were commissioned to tell stories about the events in religious mythologies. The gap between illustration and fine arts was not big. Only fairly recently – 19th century – the fine art took a turn to abstract expressions.
I’m fascinated about storytelling trough single hand drawn images. That’s why I chose it as my subject of study in my Thesis for the Turku University of Applied Sciences: How do images tell thousands of stories.
I’ve been collecting references by interviewing my artist and illustrator colleagues. But I want to ask my five questions also from you my dear blog readers. I’m going to add these questions to Quora where you can answer directly. Or send me an email to elli(at)maanpaa.com. If you feel the inspiration to share your thought’s on visual storytelling that would be highly appreciated.