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Free Content Searching for a common identity: The folklore interpreted through illustration

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This article aims to question relationship between illustration and folklore by discussing how today’s illustration recovers and uses folklore as a language, suggesting a new paradigm which presents itself as a possibility of semantic innovation, one seeking to discover and promote a collective identity1 through individual expression.
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Keywords: collective; contemporaneity; folklore; identity; illustration; individual

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: University of Aveiro

Publication date: April 1, 2014

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  • Illustration is a rapidly evolving field with an excitingly broad scope. Despite its cultural significance and rich history, illustration has rarely been subject to deep academic scrutiny. The Journal of Illustration provides an international forum for scholarly research and investigation of a range of cultural, political, philosophical, historical, and contemporary issues, in relation to illustration. The journal encourages new critical writing on illustration, associated visual communication, and the role of the illustrator as visualizer, thinker, and facilitator, within a wide variety of disciplines and professional contexts.

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