Derived from - Tableaux Vivant meaning ‘living pictures’
· A picturesque grouping of persons or objects; a striking scene.
· A representation of a picture, statue, scene, etc., by one or more persons suitably costumed and posed.
The effective use of Tableaux enables the visual artist to explore complex narratives visually.
An Experiment on a Bird in an Air Pump by Joseph Wright of Derby 1768
Some themes to explore and get you to start thinking about telling stories visually for this weeks in-class assignments…
The Uninvited Guest
The Blind Leading the Blind
There’s Something I need to tell You
The Birthday Party
He will Not Divide Us
All Aboard the Fun Bus!
Animators and Illustrators are visual storytellers.
Imagining narratives and staging scenes are useful skills for animators and illustrators to develop. Good animators will often act out their shots to improve the timing and gestures of their characters.