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Semiotica

Journal of the International Association for Semiotic Studies / Revue de l'Association Internationale de Sémiotique

Editor-in-Chief: Danesi, Marcel

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Volume 2010, Issue 180 (Jan 2010)

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Organizing connotations in works of visual art (through the example of works by Giovanni Bellini)

Georgij Yu. Somov
Published Online: 2010-06-18 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/semi.2010.035

Abstract

Connotations as part and parcel of human communication are found in the course of semiotic analysis of works of visual art. Developed connotative formations, deeply connected with semantics, are revealed during analysis of some masters and trends of this kind of art. The works by Bellini are characterized by developed connotative sign formations, which are included into intentional, identification, and organizing codes, and form the basis of the creative-emotional impact and the composition of the works. Connotative formations of Bellini's pictures contain basic visually active elements — massive contours, color configurations, moving directions of the basic denoted objects. Bellini's connotative approach was continued in the works of his great followers.

Keywords:: codes; semiotics; sign systems; connotations; representamens; signals; Giovanni Bellini

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Published Online: 2010-06-18

Published in Print: 2010-06-01


Citation Information: Semiotica, ISSN (Online) 1613-3692, ISSN (Print) 0037-1998, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/semi.2010.035.

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