iconology

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Scope note
A method of interpreting the meaning of a work of art by synthesising iconography with the full historical context. Iconology is a broader approach than iconography to analysis of meaning in the visual arts, taking account of the tradition of pictorial motifs and their historical, cultural, or social meaning. In a more narrow sense, refers to the study of icons and their specific subjects.
iconology
Accepted term: 15-Jul-2024