By Roelof van Straten, Patricia de Man (trans)
For the 1st time in English, to be had in a single resource, "An advent to Iconography" explains the methods artists use references and allusions to create that means. The booklet provides the historic, theoretical, and functional points of iconography and ICONCLASS, the great iconographical indexing method constructed through Henri van de Waal. subject matters reminiscent of the background of iconography, personification, allegory, and emblems obtain unique emphasis. extra positive factors contain annotated bibliographies of books and magazine articles from all over the world which are linked to iconographic study. This complete advisor, with its greater than 60 illustrations, bargains a readable and prepared resource for the topic.
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Andromeda, maiden chained to rock, see PERSEUS (2, 3). Anemone. The scarlet anemone grows commonly in the Near East and is associated with death. Anemones sprouted where the blood of Adonis fell on the earth (VENUS, 5; FLORA, 2). Red stands for the blood of Christ and the martyrs in Christian symbolism and the anemone may therefore be found among other flowers in the scene of the Crucifixion. Angel (Gk. angelos, messenger). The messenger of the gods, the agent of divine will and its execution on earth, was found in the ancient religions of the east.
The sacrifice ofIsaac; the binding of Isaac (Gen. 22:1-19). To test Abraham's faith, God commanded him to make a burnt offering of his son, Isaac. They went to the place of sacrifice, Abraham on his ass and Isaac carrying the wood for the altar fire. Abraham bound Isaac, laid him on the altar and drew his knife. At that moment an angel appeared and stayed Abraham's hand, saying, 'Now I know that you are a God-fearing man. You have not withheld from me your son'. Abraham raised his eyes and saw a ram caught in a thicket which 3 he sacrificed instead.
1:314—371). The goddess Venus, the mother of Aeneas, appeared to him twice, first in the midst of burning Troy to bid him be on his way. Later, when the Trojans were washed ashore near Carthage after the storm at sea, Aeneas and his friend Achates set out to explore. Venus appeared once more, this time with bow and quiver disguised as a huntress, to direct them to Dido's palace. 4. Dido's banquet (Aen. 1:657-722). To foil any plan Juno might have had to create enmity between Trojans and Carthaginians, Venus caused the Carthaginian queen Dido to fall in love with Aeneas.