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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.
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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
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(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.
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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"
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[ˌaɪkɒˈnɒgrəfɪ] Niconografía f
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[ˌaɪkəˈnɒgrəfi] niconographie f
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[ˌaɪkɒˈnɒgrəfɪ] niconografia
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Noorul Ain Khawajja: Erwin Pan Panofsky was a German art historian, whose academic career was pursued mostly in the US Panofsky's work represents a high point in the modern academic study of iconography , which he used in hugely influentialMany of his works are still in print, including Studies in Iconology: Humanist Themes in the Art of the Renaissance (1939).
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."
Volume 16 of the scholarly "Early Modern Catholicism and the Visual Arts Series", On Christian Iconography: Selections from The Art of Painting (1649) is the first English translation of the writings on religious painting penned by 17th-century Spanish painter Francisco Pacheco.
Like cut flowers, he arranges images culled from Japanese culture-ancient, traditional and modern; American and local pop iconography; music, food; past experience; and his own internal universe.
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Gazing on God: Trinity, Church and Salvation in Orthodox Thought and Iconography Andreas Andreopoulos
The topics include the iconography of crucifixion in the Maskall Passion Ivories and Greco-Roman art, some questions on the function and iconography of the cross in the Asturian kingdom, sacrifice and salvation in Echtgus Ua Cuanain's poetic treatise on the Eucharist, a typology of Christus trimphans in Catalonia, changing depictions of the crucifixion on the Irish high cross, and a liturgical reading of Antelami's Deposition at Parma.