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Title :

On iconology, intention, imagos, and myths of meaning

Author :
HOWARD, Seymour ;
Publication year :
1996
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
By embracing all information of ambience or context, external and internal, associable with making and perception - from history, religion, literature, technology, psychology, and so on, as well as archaeology and art history - the fine art of iconology (as opposed to the craft of iconography) functions as the most comprehensive method for understanding works of art. Using selected examples ancient and modern - Greek sculpture, work by Leonardo da Vinci, Marcel Duchamp, Salvador Dali, Jackson Pollock, and others - discusses the history and use of iconology, giving particular attention to divining intention in maker and viewer, to a sense of self as reflected and perceived in works viewable as imagos or 'Psychomorphs,' and to myths of meaning, which as metaphors facilitate thought and communication. Discusses the roles of three professionals who deal with recording, judging, and interpreting - the chronicler, the critic, and the historian - along with the limitations of faddish methodologies that neglect the special means of nonverbal imagery. ;
Pagination/Size :
11 ill. (4 col.) ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Dalí, Salvador, 1904-1989 ; Duchamp, Marcel, 1887-1968 ; Histoire de l'art ; Iconologie ; Intention artistique ; Leonardo da Vinci, 1452-1519 ; Méthodologie ; Pollock, Jackson, 1912-1956 ;
Descriptors :
Art history ; Artistic intention ; Dalí, Salvador, 1904-1989 ; Duchamp, Marcel, 1887-1968 ; Iconology ; Leonardo da Vinci, 1452-1519 ; Methodology ; Pollock, Jackson, 1912-1956 ;
Document type :
Article ;
Source :
Artibus et historiae, 1996, 17, 34
INIST identifier :
24996915 ;
ISSN :
ISSN 0391-9064 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher :
IRSA, Wien
Publisher country :
AUSTRIA ;