iconology[ī′kə näl′ə jē]
iconology definition by Webster's New World
- the study of the meaning of works of visual art through the analysis of subject matter, symbolism and imagery, style and medium, and historical context
Origin: icono- plush -logy
iconology definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The branch of art history that deals with the description, analysis, and interpretation of icons or iconic representations.
- i·conˌo·logˈi·cal adjective
- iˌco·nolˈo·gist noun