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5: Meaning in Art

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  • Learning Objectives

    • Place works of art in historical, social, personal, political, or scientific contexts.
    • Define and distinguish between symbolism and iconography.
    • Identify changes in symbols and iconographic motifs over time and in different cultures.
    • Relate iconography to visual literacy.
    • Describe connections between symbolism, iconography, and storytelling.
    • Recognize metaphorical meanings in art.

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