Illustration

depiction made by an artist
Illustration by Jessie Willcox Smith (1863–1935)

An illustration is a picture that tries to get the person looking at it to pay more attention to the subject than to the art. Illustrations can be in the form of a drawing, painting, photograph or other work of art.

Illustrations often have one of two purposes. One is to give light to the subject. The other purpose is to decorate an informational text (such as a newspaper or article). illustration can also be a story based on drawings.

That illustration can beat explanation is one of its strengths