August 8, 2022

Elephant has several meanings, as follows. shape of things. Appearance. A figure created by light passing through an optical system and gathering again. There are real and virtual images. Paintings, sculptures, designs, etc. that are created by imitating the shape of people or things. The figure I imagined, there is. In mathematics, the destination mapped by a map. A synonym for range. This section mainly describes 3 above, and also describes 4.

Image Classification

"Images" can be distinguished and used according to the distinctions and classifications in various meanings.

Inspirational Image

Examples of notional images

"Personal image" as a concept / ideal image / ideal image of a person (hero image, idol image, etc.) / future image (future image) / political hero image / image based on gender, status, occupation, background, etc. (male image・Images of women, images of leaders/lords, images of teachers, images of criminals, etc.) / Images of sexual objects (onapet etc.) / etc.

Physical Image

Classification based on physical properties

Plane image (two-dimensional image, two-dimensional moving image) / three-dimensional image (stature, three-dimensional image) / video as a real image (three-dimensional image, three-dimensional moving image) / shadow image by light (silhouette, shadow, Brocken phenomenon) image, etc.) / Image reflected on a reflecting surface of light (mirror image, image reflected on the surface of water, etc.) / Image as mental image (image)

Classification focused on materials and techniques

Idols / Clay figurines (clay work, etc.) / Sand figurines (including sand art) / Stone figurines (marble statues, jade sculptures, crystal figurines, etc.) / Metal figurines (bronze statues [bronze statue], golden statue, etc.) / ceramic statue (terracotta) / plastic statue (gypsum statue / plaster statue / dry lacquer) / wooden statue / made using plants such as grass, straw, and vines (including rattan) Statues (bamboo boats, old-fashioned scarecrows made of straw, straw dolls, yurgoats, etc.) / Statues made using plant fiber processed materials such as paper statues (paper masks, origami, dolls [hitogata ], etc.) / Cloth statues (dolls, stuffed animals, costumes, etc.) / Bone statues / Horn statues, tusk statues (ivory statues, etc.) / Wax sculpture (famous for wax figures) / Snow Statues / ice sculptures (mainly ice sculptures) / synthetic resin statues (synthetic resin masks, mannequins, figures, monster costumes, balloon statues, etc.) ) / Images of shadows created by light (silhouettes) / etc. Statue (sculpture) / cast image (cast image) / etc.

Classification based on subject/intention

Figures (general images that represent people), portraits (human figures that focus on expressing the personality of the subject, basically without dynamic expression) / Equestrian statues / God statues (Earth mother goddess statues) , Hindu gods, Christian gods [Christ statues, Madonna and Child, Mary, icons, etc.], Taoist gods, etc.) / Buddha statues (including Buddhist gods and figures in a broad sense) Images of demons/legendary creatures / Mythological images/Fables/Images of animal figures/Images of natural objects/everyday things/Images of subcultures, images of subculture characters/Images expressing opposition Opposite of the image that can be seen) / etc.

Classification based on body parts

Full-body image / neck image / head image / face image (mask. A head image that is hollow inside and is shaped to cover the face) / bust image / torso (torso) / genital image / etc.

Classification based on posture and condition

Standing statues / Seated statues (sitting, cf. sitting) / Equestrian statues / Nude and clothed statues / Colossi and small statues / etc.


All the images shown here are idols.


All five points are two-dimensional