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n. pl. i·co·nog·ra·phies
a. Pictorial illustration of a subject.
b. The collected representations illustrating a subject.
2. A set of specified or traditional symbolic forms associated with the subject or theme of a stylized work of art.
3. A treatise or book dealing with iconography.

[Late Latin īconographia, description, verbal sketch, from Medieval Greek eikonographiā : eikono-, icono- + -graphiā, -graphy.]

i′co·nog′ra·pher n.
i·con′o·graph′ic (ī-kŏn′ə-grăf′ĭk), i·con′o·graph′i·cal adj.


n, pl -phies
1. (Art Terms)
a. the symbols used in a work of art or art movement
b. the conventional significance attached to such symbols
2. (Art Terms) a collection of pictures of a particular subject, such as Christ
3. (Art Terms) the representation of the subjects of icons or portraits, esp on coins
ˌicoˈnographer n
iconographic, iˌconoˈgraphical adj


(ˌaɪ kəˈnɒg rə fi)

n., pl. -phies.
1. symbolic representation, esp. the conventional meanings attached to an image.
2. subject matter in the visual arts, esp. with reference to the conventions of treating a subject in artistic representation.
3. the study or analysis of subject matter and its meaning in the visual arts; iconology.
4. a representation or group of representations of a person, place, or thing.
[1620–30; < Medieval Latin < Greek]
i`co•nog′ra•pher, n.
i•con•o•graph•ic (aɪˌkɒn əˈgræf ɪk) i•con`o•graph′i•cal, adj.
i•con`o•graph′i•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.iconography - the images and symbolic representations that are traditionally associated with a person or a subjecticonography - the images and symbolic representations that are traditionally associated with a person or a subject; "religious iconography"; "the propagandistic iconography of a despot"
ikon, picture, icon, image - a visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surface; "they showed us the pictures of their wedding"; "a movie is a series of images projected so rapidly that the eye integrates them"


[ˌaɪkɒˈnɒgrəfɪ] Niconografía f


[ˌaɪkəˈnɒgrəfi] niconographie f


[ˌaɪkɒˈnɒgrəfɪ] niconografia
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contends that iconographers are called to perceive the essence of their subjects and then manifest this essence in paint.
Although the 15th-century Dominican painter created significant variations on the same scene, it is said that he never retouched his paintings because, like the iconographers of Eastern Christianity he believed that he produced them under divine inspiration; thus, they should not be changed.
This does not mean that Orthodox iconographers were or are guilty of the accusation of Nietzsche, that Christians have no joy.
He also noted that another goal for this school is to help Christians in the holy land to revive this industry, make a good contribution to the church and to enable the iconographers to live in pride by raising the excellence of the work and the money the iconography could get for the icons and to stop the exploitation of the Christian workers.
Iconographers were a kind of priest, whose individuality did not matter.
Coptic Iconography: From the Pharaonic Age to the Arab Spring "Magdy William is one of the world's premier Coptic iconographers, having studied under the renowned reviver of the long neglected art, Isaac Fanous.
12) By the sixteenth century, Russian iconographers incorporated Andreas's interpretations in their complex versions of the Apocalypse icon.
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Among the highlights of the auction are 16th century icons from Crete, Russian icons privately commissioned and inscribed with the patron's dedication, other pieces signed by famous Russian iconographers as well as a great selection of portable objects that functioned as means of worship.
In fact, her words recall for me a discussion of Hans Belting's Art History After Modernism (2003), which we published in my first issue as editor, some seven years ago: "Art history," our reviewer observed, "must be defined so disjunctively that it often isn't clear whether there is anything on which feminists, poststructuralists, social historians of art, queer theorists, iconographers, connoisseurs, and so on might agree such that their disagreements could offer a productive exchange.
invited a mix of archaeologists paleoclimatologists, historians, and iconographers, with regional interests from Mesopotamia to Iberia; archaeologists dominated, given that the study of the end of the Bronze Age primarily involves study of material culture.