"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
The representation of a thing or abstraction as a person
An imaginary or ideal person conceived as representing a thing or abstraction
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
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.
Substitution for a word or phrase denoting an object, action, institution, etc.; another word or phrase denoting a property or something associated with it
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.
The iconologist pinpoints features of a work of art that can be seen as symptomatic of a specific culture
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.
A usually short narrative
making an edifying or cautionary point and often employing as characters animals
that speak and act like humans.
The lesson or principle contained in or taught by a fable, a story, or an event.
Attribution of human motivation, characteristics, or behavior to inanimate
objects, animals, or natural phenomena.
Primary vs. Secondary Sources