Iconography meaning

īkə-nŏgrə-fē
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A treatise or book dealing with iconography.
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The definition of iconography is the use of images and symbols to portray a subject, movement or ideal.

An example of iconography is the cross being a familiar religious symbol.

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The art of representing or illustrating by pictures, figures, images, etc.
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The study of symbols, themes, and subject matter in the visual arts.
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Icons collectively; esp., any system, use, or collection of symbols or images of a particular artist, artistic or historical period, religious tradition, etc.

Hindu iconography, the iconography of William Blake.

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A set of specified or traditional symbolic forms associated with the subject or theme of a stylized genre of art.
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A set of specified or traditional symbolic forms associated with the subject or theme of a stylized work of art.
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The art of representation by pictures or images; the description or study of portraiture or representation, as of persons.

The iconography of the ancients.

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The study of representative art in general.
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Origin of iconography

  • Late Latin īconographia description, verbal sketch from Medieval Greek eikonographiā eikono- icono- -graphiā -graphy

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • icon +‎ -ography

    From Wiktionary