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The initial appearances of Cable are, in retrospect, fascinating historical documents that reveal how much of the character was in place from the beginning—notably, his iconography, despite costume changes from issue to issue—and how much wasn’t.
Not surprisingly these often draw on powerful religious iconography.
Fargeat is taking familiar, misogynistic iconography and setting it to boil, bringing all its cruelty and noxiousness to the surface.
Getty Images Getty Images Getty Images Miley's only nod to the theme (Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination) were her dangling cross earrings, and layers of necklaces featuring religious iconography.
Next to Oriol’s work is an original mural by East L.A. artist Gajin Fujita, who’s developed a signature graffiti style that blends the urban imagery around him with the iconography of his Japanese-American heritage.
The labels for the three bottles are inspired by Dylan’s own ironwork sculptures with silhouettes of rural iconography—crows, chains, wheels—added in.
Drone hosts lorded over several different corners of the space, and iconography from the series (including Arnold's maze) were studded throughout the party as well.
Fleishman: Speaking of echoing iconography, how about the images last year of white nationalists marching in the night with torches in Charlottesville, Va.
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Did You Know?
If you saw a 17th-century painting of a man writing at a desk with a lion at his feet, would you know you were looking at St. Jerome, translator of the Bible, who, according to legend, once pulled a thorn from the paw of a lion, which thereafter became his devoted friend? And if a painting showed a young woman reclining on a bed with a shower of gold descending on her, would you recognize her as Danaë, locked up in a tower to keep her away from the lustful Zeus, who then managed to gain access to her by transforming himself into golden light (or golden coins)? An iconographic approach to art can make museum-going a lot of fun—and amateur iconographers know there are also plenty of symbols lurking in the images that advertisers bombard us with daily.
ICONOGRAPHY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of iconography for English Language Learners
: the images or symbols related to something
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