Encyclopedia Of Comparative Iconography: Themes Depicted In Works Of Art

Encyclopedia Of Comparative Iconography Themes Depicted In Works Of Art Compares the uses of iconographic themes from mythology the Bible and other sacred texts literature and popular culture in works of art through various periods cultures and genres Art historians te

  • Title: Encyclopedia Of Comparative Iconography: Themes Depicted In Works Of Art
  • Author: Helene E. Roberts
  • ISBN: 9781579580094
  • Page: 377
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Compares the uses of iconographic themes from mythology, the Bible and other sacred texts, literature and popular culture in works of art through various periods, cultures and genres Art historians tend to study narrative themes depicted in relation to such subjects as gender and sexuality, politics and power, ownership and possession, ceremony and ritual, legitimacy andCompares the uses of iconographic themes from mythology, the Bible and other sacred texts, literature and popular culture in works of art through various periods, cultures and genres Art historians tend to study narrative themes depicted in relation to such subjects as gender and sexuality, politics and power, ownership and possession, ceremony and ritual, legitimacy and authority This text reflects these approaches by ordering the themes of various iconographic sources, in particular biblical, mythological and literary texts, according to these emphases Each illustrated entry discusses the major iconographic narratives and the historical background of each theme.

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