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"Artzy" Art during World War II


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Literary Terms and Vocabulary

Style: A manner or fashion

          Manner of executing a task or performing an action or operation

          A particular mode or form of skilled construction, execution or production

          The manner in which a work of art is executed, regarded as characteristic of the individual artist, or his time and place

Personification:

           The representation of a thing or abstraction as a person

           An imaginary or ideal person conceived as representing a thing or abstraction

Allegory:

           Properties and circumstances attributed to the apparent subject that really refer to a subject they are meant to suggest (an extended or continued metaphor)

           An allegory is a combination of personifications and/or symbols that, in more or less conventional arrangements and on the basis of consistence between image and concept, represents complex abstract notions

Metaphor:       

            A name or descriptive word, phrase or idea transferred to an object or action different from, but analogous to, that to which it is applicable (making something unknown available through comparison with features of what is known)

            Something regarded as representative or suggestive of something else, especially as a material emblem of an abstract quality, condition, notion, etc.

Metonomy:

            Substitution for a word or phrase denoting an object, action, institution, etc.; another word or phrase denoting a property or something associated with it

Iconography:

            Study of subjects and themes in works of art

            The collection, classification, and analysis of data, from which the theme or subject of a work of art is deduced

            Inquiry into symbolic and allegorical meanings in a work of art

            The focus is chiefly on figurative images and architecture, studying, in particular, the historical perpetuation and transformation of motifs, themes and types.

            "Iconographic gravity" is the transposition of an image formula from one theme to another, in which new representations adopt traditional iconographic formulae and are similar not only in the ordering of the visual elements but also in function and spiritual feeling.

Iconology:

            The iconologist pinpoints features of a work of art that can be seen as symptomatic of a specific culture

Narrative:

            A story, an account

            An account of a series of events, facts, etc., given in order and with the establishing of connections between them

            The part of a text that represents the sequence of events, as distinguished from that dealing with dialogue, description, etc.

Fable:

             A usually short narrative making an edifying or cautionary point and often employing as characters animals that speak and act like humans.

Moral:  

            The lesson or principle contained in or taught by a fable, a story, or an event.

Anthropomorphic:  

            Attribution of human motivation, characteristics, or behavior to inanimate objects, animals, or natural phenomena.

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