MA Illustration online
University of Hertfordshire
Research and Enquiry Module 7WCT0001
“There is such a thing as poetic, ecstatic truth. It is mysterious and elusive, and can be reached only through fabrication and imagination and stylization”(Hertzog in Ebert 1999).
I have chosen ‘Place’ because of my interest in reportage and documentary drawing, and also because it is broad enough to describe community, history, imaginary, virtual and factual places. I want to explore the area of documentary fiction, and am inspired by Werner Herzog’s Minnesota declaration about poetic truth.
I am interested in the way an illustrator can begin with a real place or situation and communicate a ‘truth’ through imagination, stylization, and selection. I have also included some relevant posts to my role in education.
EBERT, R. (1999) Herzog’s Minnesota declaration: Defining ‘ecstatic truth’ | Roger Ebert’s journal. [online]. Available at: http://www.rogerebert.com/rogers-journal/herzogs-minnesota-declaration-defining-ecstatic-truth [Accessed: 2 October 2016].