noun, plural iconographies.
symbolic representation, especially the conventional meanings attached to an image
subject matter in the visual arts, especially with reference to the conventions regarding the treatment of a subject in artistic representation.
the study or analysis of subject matter and its meaning in the visual arts; iconology.
a representation or a group of representations of a person, place, or thing, as a portrait or a collection of portraits.
Origin: 1620–30; Related forms
< Medieval Latin īconographia
< Greek eikonographía.
iconograph /aɪˈkɒnəˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf/ [ahy-kon-uh-graf, -grahf] Show IPA , noun