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Art Iconography & Symbolism

Resources for art iconography and symbolism research.

What is Iconography? and a Video that Demonstrates Iconography in a Northern Renaissance Painting

Iconography is the use of visual images, symbols or figures to represent complex ideas, subjects or themes, that are important to different cultures. An understanding of the iconographic images and symbols used in a particular art work helps to reveal the meaning of the work. Follow the numbered tabs from 1-4 in this guide to do iconography research.

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