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Reading the symbols: pathways in Renaissance iconography

Posted By Damiano Acciarino, Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Updated: Thursday, June 2, 2016

During the Renaissance, the relationship between word and image was closely subordinated to specific cultural dynamics. The conception of iconography, tied to visual or textual archetypes, matured greatly with the development of humanism, which introduced a new way of interpretating literary and material sources and provided new perspectives on the classical past. This increased considerably the figurative possibilities for scholars and artists.

The aim of this panel is to analyze and discuss sixteenth-century iconographies in order to better understand the intellectual dynamics behind their construction.  Focus will fall on semantic shifts and on innovative symbolism.

We welcome contributions investigating the complexity that resulted from connections between humanists and artists as they arranged and built iconographies (in paintings, sculptures, engravings, coins, imprese, etc.). Papers may address iconographic case studies or the methodological aspects of iconography. 

Please submit your paper proposal by 7 June to Damiano Acciarino ( and Stefano Pezzè ( Proposals must include the following:

  • your name, affiliation, email address
  • a paper title
  • abstract (250-word maximum) 
  • keywords
  • a very brief curriculum vitae (300-word maximum). 

Tags:  Art History  Literature  material culture  numismatics 

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