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Why search for articles?
If you are searching for the use of a specific icon in a work of art, articles may be your best bet. Articles often treat symbols or icons in depth, discussing their use and meaning in a particular context. The art historical literature is full of contemporary and historical articles on any number of topics, so be sure that you search using appropriate keywords and subjects.
There are at least two ways to approach searching for iconography and iconology articles in databases:
- Use the list of suggested subjects for each article database (see the boxes labeled "ABM Subjects" and "BHA & RILA Subjects").
- Do a keyword search on the specific topic you are researching.
For more help, contact your librarian.
ARTbibliographies Modern (ABM) Database
ARTbibliographies Moder (ABM) indexes articles about the modern and contemporary arts dating from the late 19th century onwards.
- Iconography: women
- Iconography: women AND Women
- Iconography: women AND Painting: U.S.A.
- Iconography AND Painting
- Iconography AND Photography
- Iconography: women AND Portraits
- Iconography AND human figure
- Iconography AND Portraits
- Iconography AND Drawing
- Iconography AND installation works
BHA & RILA Databases
The Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA) and to theRépertoire international de la littérature de l'art (RILA) provides a comprehensive bibliography of scholarly writing about the history of Western art from late antiquity to the present. Includes indexes and abstracts art-related books, conference proceedings, dissertations, exhibition and dealers' catalogs
BHA and RILA encompasses fine arts-painting, sculpture, drawing, prints, and architecture-as well as decorative and applied arts-crafts, graphic arts, folk, and popular art.
BHA & RILA Subjects
- Symbolism (iconography)
- Symbolisme (iconographie)
- Secular iconography
- Religious iconography
- Christian iconography
- Iconographie chrétienne
Specific iconography subjects:
- Abraham (iconography)
- Christ: D'humilité (iconographie)
- Enfer (iconographie)
- Gueule de Léviathan (iconographie)
- Heaven (iconography)
- Hell (iconography)
- Hexaemeron (iconography)
- Judas Iscariot (iconography)
- Mary, Virgin: In thee rejoiceth (iconography)
- Mary, Virgin: Symbols: Hortus conclusus (iconography)Mouth of Hell (iconography)
- Paradis [heaven] (iconographie)
- Synagogue (iconographie)
- Vierge: Immaculée Conception (iconographie)