- symbolic representation, especially the conventional meanings attached to an image or images.
- subject matter in the visual arts, especially with reference to the conventions regarding the treatment of a subject in artistic representation.
- the study or analysis of subject matter and its meaning in the visual arts; iconology.
- a representation or a group of representations of a person, place, or thing, as a portrait or a collection of portraits.
Origin of iconography
Related Words for iconographydrawing, emblem, picture, icon, image, folklore, ikon, logo, badge, motif, representation, idol
Examples from the Web for iconography
Contemporary Examples of iconography
That all-American iconography has always been so potent in the Superman myth.Christopher Nolan Uncut: On ‘Interstellar,’ Ben Affleck’s Batman, and the Future of Mankind
November 10, 2014
The West trades on its iconography, and many writers satisfy the hunger for that epic, legendary place.Book Bag: Gritty Stories From the Real Montana
Carrie La Seur
October 2, 2014
Niwemfite lives by herself, surrounded by stark walls taped with photos of Christian iconography.After the Genocide, Rwanda’s Widows Aging Alone
August 31, 2014
The iconography of The Ghent Altarpiece has long fascinated scholars.Hitler’s Hunt for the Holy Grail and the Ghent Altarpiece
December 21, 2013
What Brown really means is iconography, the study of symbols.Fact-Checking Dan Brown’s ‘Inferno’: 10 Mistakes, False Statements, and Oversimplifications
May 20, 2013
Historical Examples of iconography
With these distinguished names the iconography of the Goncourts concludes.Rene Mauperin
Edmond de Goncourt and Jules de Goncourt
This appears to explain in general terms the sources of iconography.The Grotesque in Church Art
T. Tindall Wildridge
I shall not attempt to reconstruct the iconography of the Maid.The Life of Joan of Arc, Vol. 1 and 2 (of 2)
It occurs frequently in Greek, but only seldom in Latin or Western iconography.Illuminated Manuscripts
John W. Bradley
A few more years and even these old cities will be transformed and seen no more except in the pages of this iconography.Beatrix
Honore de Balzac
- the symbols used in a work of art or art movement
- the conventional significance attached to such symbols
- a collection of pictures of a particular subject, such as Christ
- the representation of the subjects of icons or portraits, esp on coins