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In the second illustration figure 10Education is chealier depicted. And “by virtue of the better childhood education they will one day receive, they will be moved to mutually love diccuonario protect one anodier”. Education, interpreted thus, is not academic instruction or scholarship in a given area, but rather the “formation of character and spirit”, a spiritual operation or activity, linked to goodness and fairness which make up “the mother of all virtues”, thereby feminine in character.

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Baroque and Rococo Pictorial Imagery. These resonances reflect a dd, transforming and regenerative concept of education, and which 24 Maser, Cesarc ‘Ripa.

A heavenly light should fall on her, and the breasts spurting milk could well be suppressed”. Hence the image, its power to shape the mind, has major educational importance. Log In Sign Up. Cookies come in two flavours – persistent and transient.

One is in Latin: The origin of Horapolo’s HiemgJhphica, from which this text is taken, is unknown.

Books by Jean Chevalier (Author of The Penguin Dictionary of Symbols)

Remember me on this computer. Iconology and Education 83 – Physics “is a woman in classical draperies, seated at a table upon which stand various pieces of apparatus for experiments”. The reason for these last two attributes can be traced to his position in classical antiquity as educator and law-maker “Mercury, thou who tames the wild ways of men and brings them our civilization”: Iconology and Education 87 As is indicated by the text which accompanies the illustration “education symbolized here is not simple instruction”, because in that case a grave-looking, venerable old man would have been used, but rather “the art of making an individual habitually good and fair to others and to himself, that is to say the procedures by which character and spirit are formed, so that in life’s batde he will always simbloos the path of virtue”.

Two further examples, one from the mid-nineteenth century and the other from the end of that century or at the most the early years of the twentieth century, illustrate, in the first case, the influence of the two afore mentioned books, and, in both diccionairo, the generalization of the representation of Education through a feminine character.


Books by Jean Chevalier

Minerva’s chariot of wisdom might become the chariot of the Church, keeper of the same, simply by putting into the driver’s hand the keys of Saint Peter.

This conception, under the cloak of formal equality dew descends on all plants indiscriminatelyassigns responsibility for the effects to the different human talents or natural characteristics, in some cases malleable or capable of being educated and in others hard and inflexible, by their nature incapable of benefiting from education or, if preferred, uneducable.

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Sometimes, we also use a cookie to keep track of your trolley contents. She is holding or embracing a young tree propped up by a stake or guide in order to straighten it. These iconographie norms establish not only how certain characters and scenes from their lives are to be represented — for instance, the education of the Virgin whose iconographie representation, popularized from the XVIth century onwards, is based on Santiago of Voragine’s Legenda aurea, who for his part was inspired by simboloe apocryphal Gospels3 — but also which objects, people or symbols should be employed to represent given feelings, virtues, vices, sins, liberal arts or academic disciplines, to cite the most common or significant aspects in the context of education.

In its first chapter, iconology was defined as “the art of personifying passions, virtues, vices and the different states of life”, as well as “making images, so to say, speak”. The book itself offers a range of cbevalier and meanings.

This two-fold power of imagery both to signify communicate messages and to shape the minds, explains attempts to regulate and impose certain criteria in relation to iconographie representations of specific objects, people or ideas.

In the background there 41 Xiccionario S. Those mentioned above spear, shield, etc. The latter is “uranic seed which comes to fecundate the earth, masculine therefore and associated with the fire of heaven”. The history of imagery is closely linked to that of ways of seeing. Either way, the outcome is the same: Bearing in mind these exceptions and others that may be found, chevqlier might be said that education and odier related terms or ideas are generally represented through female figures.

Gonzalez,p. Iconobgy and Education 79 Representations of the word dlccionario and related terms “When the Egyptians wanted to write education, they painted dew descending from the sky to indicate that just as dew comes down and spreads over all plants softening those that can be softened while having no effect on those that by nature remain hard, likewise education is a common good among men, but those of a receptive disposition drink it up avidly, like dew, while those who are not similarly gifted are incapable of so doing”15 figure 1.


In one case they approach each other to embrace and in the other to exchange, as sign of understanding, the fruits and flowers carried by one of the Virtues in the former scene. These, it is said, “make men brethren”.

What is shown are the Virtues, just as they appeared in the previous picture with the addition of a plaque with the motto: Also examined are the network of interrelated terms symbolically linked to the feminine which have educational connotations and some examples taken from the imagery of different artistic periods of the Western World.

Indeed, education and the mentioned terms are almost always represented by a female figure, a woman. Riccionario is Education, only seemingly absent in the composition, which will bring “harmony”, “peace”, “brotherhood”, “mutual support”, and simmbolos increase of other benefits and material goods”, as well as “order and happiness within and outside the home”.

In order to represent instruction or study masculine figures are used, but when academic disciplines, certain mental faculties or education itself are to be represented recourse is taken to a feminine figure, whether under the influence of the classical tradition or because of a spiritual enlightening, regenerative conception of it.

InCastellanos de Losada, an antiquarian, librarian and archaeologist, published in Madrid his lamologa cristianaj gentilica, diccionarrio book directed to writers and artists, painters and sculptors. The scroll signifies the old order and learning, the Old Testament and the manuscript book the new order, the GospeL Likewise, in the van Gogh painting entitled “The Bible” van Gogh Museum, Amsterdamthe apparent theme is that of two books on a table.

On the contrary, there is a very close link to the iconographic representation of education, and other related terms, by means of its personification in human form. In this case “her multicoloured robe represents die various sciences and branches of learning studied in an academy” figure 5.

The former includes at least two inter-related aspects: Horapolo, Hiervglyphica Madrid, Akal,p. The scene includes a text in its upper part chevalidr cautus eris”: Thereby, I try to draw attention not only to the various iconographie conventions, but also to their sources, to the concepts and ideas underlying given representations and to the general use of afeminine personification in order to represent education and other related terms.

Study, following Lacombe de Prezel and Gravelot and Cochin, is shown as: Persistent cookies are stored chevailer your hard disk and have a pre-defined expiry date.