Christian iconography


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[Gr.,=image-drawing] or iconology
[Gr.,=image-study], in art history, the study and interpretation of figural representations, either individual or symbolic, religious or secular; more broadly, the art of representation by pictures or images, which may or
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But He Qi's more literal depiction of Christian iconography is also impressive in the way it communicates a biblical story, such as the Annunciation.
Mandorla of the Spinning Goddess (1982) is a sepia print of many curiously angled hands spinning thread out of and across a vulvar image (the mandorla, in Christian iconography, is the almond-shaped nimbus of light, formed by the intersection of two circles, that surrounds a holy person); one thumb, descending from the top border like the hand of God from a cloud, is placed frankly at the peak of the almond.
Deciphering the layers of symbolism in the treasury of Christian iconography is much more than an academic exercise.
The utopian and eschatological dimensions of the religions of the oppressed stem from this modality - which Hurston arrests by concluding her moving story of romantic love with a flourish of Christian iconography (Long 158-72).
Surprisingly then, given its title, Barney's current opus does not make manifest Christian iconography either.
Most entries are from Classical or Christian iconography, handy for those of us who don't have Livy memorized or have forgotten just which virgin Dorothea was.
Yet the tour is on course to become the highest grossing ever for a female artist, even though - or because - the use of Christian iconography has caused uproar among religious groups.
We can find symbolism in Christian tradition that has very strong meaning for Mongolians," he told UCA News, "so my designs include the thirsting deer of the Psalms, one of the most ancient symbols of Christian iconography.
The Annunciation, one of the most profound moments in the story of Christ, is also one of the most potent and enduring examples of Christian iconography in the history of Western art.
These use graphic sign imagery to depict a complex cosmology alluding to--or paralleling--semiotics and Christian iconography.
In its early stages, Christian iconography avoided some of the episodes in the Paschal event.
He aims to establish a connection between Jewish motifs, both textual and artistic, and the Christian iconography demonstrated in these monuments.

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