Graphical art in the digital travelogue diary: From the drawn image to the evolution of the genre « Travelogue diary »
Article by Pascale Argod, published in the fifth issue of the magazine Digital Interfaces, Folder name « The artistic image in the era of digital reproduction: visual semiotics and interfaces », October 2013, 337-360 (24 pages).
Summary : Generic characteristics of the Travelogue diary are blurred because it comes from a mix of artistic flow and media content, but the graphical art, the drawn and painted images would be its specificity as well as for the digital travelogues. It is an artist’s album and book, it seeks illustrations as a proof of travel or a journey, the graphical reporting, the visual notes and the sensitive field observation are used to re-write a visual narrative of the journey. In a period where the image is photographed or filmed by video recorders, how and why does graphical art become characteristic of Intermediality to the digitally oriented travelogue diary? Do they offer any additional value to media? The notion of « extime » (outside – intimate) and the plural function of drawing between arts and sciences would make a hybrid object out of it. Blogs made by Carnettistes wish to work towards the artistic recognition of their medium and highlight their talents as painters/artists. New forms of digital mediation in the genre of travelogue diary oriented towards artiality emerge: cartoon/animated travelogues, crossmedia and transmedia versions when exhibited – installation.