tr.v. pic·to·ri·al·ized, pic·to·ri·al·iz·ing, pic·to·ri·al·iz·es
To show in pictures; illustrate.

pic·to′ri·al·i·za′tion (-ə-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
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(pɪkˈtɔːrɪəˌlaɪz) or


vb (tr)
to show or illustrate by using pictures
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Valle-Incan's attempt to pictorialize memory proceeds through a process that inverts that utilized by critics of visual art.
Hill theorizes that the fulcrum connecting Hurston's talents is her language as performance technique, or her ability to dramatize, pictorialize, and ritualize language.
Those just-discernible white-on-white lines serve, in the course of the play, as a means by which Marc can pictorialize the painting, and so accept it as not all that different from his own painting.
The microscope he envisages is an advanced version of the conventional one, which extends the range of the human eye, not the electron microscope, which can indirectly pictorialize a sub-atomic reality inaccessible to the eye.
These problems have led some researchers to adapt the measurement tools to simplify and pictorialize response options (Heal & Sigelman, 1990; Newton, Horner, & Lund, 1991).
It's not a far leap from weaving patterns to proto-computer programming--the under/over schemas of carpet making becoming the Turing machine's on/off zeros and ones, which themselves can be traced to the mechanization of weaving, most famously by the Jacquard loom--making Ahmed's insistence on the handmade, on the analog process of shuttling strands of wool through a strung loom to pictorialize the digital glitch, all the more poignant.
Or, to use more contemporary discourse, does the project articulate territory as a constellation of nodes that pictorialize agglomerated individualities and desires?
An orange gel on the glass served to pictorialize and distance the scene beyond.
(14) In his Minimalism (if that is still the right word), to literalize is also to pictorialize, even to opticalize: Illusion is not negated so much as extruded into space.
But the Boyles' urge to pictorialize led to "interesting" compositions surprisingly amenable to formalist judgments of taste.
But it remains to be seen whether this drive to pictorialize the political will accomplish a convincing integration of content and form.
Similarly, 'Elegy to My Lost Home' by Cristina Pantoja Hidalgo pictorializes a lifestyle as lived in a home built by her father, this time on Broadway.