pictorial matter

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Noun1.pictorial matter - illustrations used to decorate or explain a text; "the dictionary had many pictures"
illustration - artwork that helps make something clear or attractive
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It comes as close as printed and pictorial matter can to bringing the art and science of pruning to a homeowner's property.
By contrast, "Manet at the Prado," a separate exhibition that opened toward the end of 2003 and closed early in 2004 with Madrid as its only (and indeed, given its nature, its only possible) venue, was designed to give pictorial matters free rein to see what they would yield.
The there's the prewar scene , which we're also aware can easily dominate pictorial matters. However, Miss Le Gros adds: ``The pictures I most enjoy are from before WWII.