Examples of iconography in a Sentence
the iconography of the 1960s
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Moon is a Korean-American artist who mixes cultural iconography of the East and West in her works.
Pop music fans know these ears were important iconography in Grande's Dangerous Woman music era.
Damsel, written and directed by the Zellner Brothers (Nathan and the aforementioned David), is a grimly funny, gorgeously photographed epic that builds up the iconography of old, romantic Westerns and then delights in toppling it.
This year’s gala celebrates an exhibit showcasing 40 pieces on loan from the Vatican as well as designs from Coco Chanel, John Galliano and Cristóbal Balenciaga that spotlight the influence Catholic iconography has on fashion.
Templar iconography is popular with European neo-fascists: The Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik claimed to be a Templar, and Knights Templar International is an online network that connects far-right activists, particularly in Britain.
Her deep dive into Nudie iconography, as seen on early devotees such as Elvis, soon informed a series of commissions.
As with every emoji release, there's an element of curiosity: How did Unicode make its decisions, some of which (really, a parrot emoji?) seem random in the larger scheme of essential messaging iconography?
Moon blurs the lines between Western and Eastern iconography — using characters from Angry Birds or emojis alongside Asian tigers and Indian gods.
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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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