One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1The study of visual imagery and its symbolism and interpretation, especially in social or political terms.
- ‘While iconography is a descriptive and classificatory discipline, iconology is an interpretative method, which aims to contextualize works of art culturally and explore their possible meanings.’
- ‘Iconography as the study of representation, also called iconology, entered mainstream academia at the beginning of the twentieth century.’
- ‘One aim of this essay is to address the issue of interpretations of nineteenth-century art by considering the limits of certain interpretative methods associated with iconography and iconology.’
- ‘In iconology, creating becomes a liturgical offering of works of art to God, but the artwork offered is not separate from its author.’
- ‘Bustling iconology notwithstanding, Ji's pictures are not exclusively literary or even representational.’
- 1.1 Symbolism.‘the iconology of a work of art’
- ‘In other words, the window may have a localized iconology as well as a universalized iconography.’
- ‘This colonial propagandist iconology was equally exploited in media such as postcards, posters, paintings, advertisements, newspapers, magazines, cartoons, and film.’
- ‘If they shared this iconology by more than pure chance, wouldn't the Native Americans have shown some other signs of Arabic influence when the Europeans got there?’
- ‘The word means image, but also copy, and the iconology of 9/11, unlike the real thing which was utterly singular, drew on past images to guide instinctive response.’
- ‘Besides the obvious stereotype of the ‘other,’ the representations fall largely within the realm of the iconology of the French Revolution of 1789.’
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