Christian iconography


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the study of the representations in art of the Deity, the persons of the Trinity, angels, saints, virtues, vices, etc.

See also: Iconography

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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"I am often disappointed by how quickly those who cloak themselves in Christian iconography set out to judge and upset others."
Further tying himself to the crusades, the author of the New Zealand manifesto quotes approvingly from Pope Urban II's call in 1095 for war against "the impious race of the Saracens [Muslims]", and calls for a fight until "Constantinople will be rightfully christian [sic] owned once more." Despite these explicit links to crusaders, the Christian iconography of the far right, including both Breivik and the New Zealand killer, is confused.
A middle-class, suburban Catholic kid, he specialised in dramatic photographs that echoed bygone centuries of Christian iconography, Greco-Roman sculpture, Dutch memento mori scenes and Renaissance portraiture.
Fani-Kayode's images most often feature homoerotic portraits of young black men, reverberating with surrealist meaning, Romanticism, Yoruban and Christian iconography, and art historical references.
When Jerome, the patron saint of translators, rendered the Bible into Latin, he introduced a pun that created one of the most potent symbols of Christian iconography, turning the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil ("malus") into the tree of apples ("malum").
Religion From the Eyes of Millennial Children." Pool Paolini and Marianela Perelli took cartoons, toys, and merchandise from the '80s and '90s and turned them into Christian iconography to illustrate how children growing up during that time might have viewed their religion.
In Eastern Christian iconography, he is shown as a young beardless man with a tonsure, wearing a deacon's vestments, and often holding a miniature church building or a censer.
Some have responded by moving in a radical and unexpected direction: the ancient world of Christian iconography. Explaining why he found himself exploring the medieval art of both East and West, one such iconographer, Jonathan Pageau, says that it struck him as the only way to escape "the irony, the fragmentation, and the detachments flooding all cultural forms."
Turan's gestural abstract paintings of the 1950s and early '60s can be interpreted as studies of Christian iconography (the crucifix is a recurrent motif) or Islamic calligraphy.
Only by considering the ambiguous and close relationship Pasolini established with Dante, Pascoli, classical antiquity and Christian iconography (via Freud, Marx and Symbolism) is it possible to grasp the great complexity of Pasolini's oeuvre that, in its essence, is travelled through by a non-dialectical force that finds in the "eternal coexistence of opposites" (in Pasolini's words) its most authentic definition (7).
On Christian Iconography: Selections From The Art of Painting (1649)

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