from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One versed in iconology: one who makes a specialty of the study and identification of statues, painted or engraved likenesses, etc.
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Well, that was a speculation that would have to wait for a twenty first century Marxian-Darwinian iconologist, one who began with the invention of the computer and the discovery of the gene as taken-for-granted "discourse networks" (to echo Friedrich Kittler's phrase).
The iconologist will be grateful for the chapter on 'The Apotheosis of Newton in Art,' for that on 'The Manufacture of the Past in Nineteenth-Century Painting,' and for its sequel on 'The Old Masters in Nineteenth-Century French Painting.'
Panofsky, "Though Panofsky is considered the" ur-iconologist, "his methodology was diverse and is difficult to summarize.