iconology definition

  • noun:
    • The part of art history that handles the description, evaluation, and interpretation of icons or iconic representations.
    • The study of icons in art or art history.
    • The discussion or description of portraiture or of representative pictures. Cf. iconography.
    • The technology or art of representation by effigies or photos.
    • A description of statues, pictures, engravings, etc.
    • the branch of art record that studies artistic images and their symbolic definition (especially in personal or political terms)

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