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Dictionary of Subjects and Symbols in Art


The understanding and enjoyment of a work of art depends as much on the story it depicts as on the artist's execution of it. But what were once biblical or classical commonplaces are not so readily recognizable today. This book relates in a succinct and readable way the themes, sacred and secular, on which the repertoire of Western art is based. Combined here in a single volume are religious, classical, and historical themes, figures of moral allegory, and characters from romantic poetry that appeared throughout paintings ...

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    • Title: Dictionary of Subjects and Symbols in Art by James Hall
    • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
    • Print ISBN: 9780367097059, 0367097052
    • eText ISBN: 9780429973581
    • Edition: 2019 2nd edition
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