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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 182


Concepts and senses in visual art: Through the example of analysis of some works by Bruegel the Elder

Georgij Yu. Somov
Published Online: 2010-11-04 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/semi.2010.068


The conceptuality of works of visual art is a manifestation of the conceptuality of sign systems in general. In visual art, concepts rely upon verbal sign systems, including texts that prevail in culture, as well as upon sign systems of visual art and its most famous works. Conceptual schemes are intensified by metaphors, metonymies, and interrelations of denotations and connotations. Basic senses of the entire conceptual scheme and separate concepts are accompanied by various meanings of visual signs. Developed manifestations of such conceptuality are revealed in the course of analysis of Pieter Bruegel the Elder's works, in which some Hieronymus Bosch's concepts and visual signs are used.

Keywords:: semiotics; sign system; concept; sense; Pieter Bruegel the Elder; Hieronymus Bosch

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Published Online: 2010-11-04

Published in Print: 2010-10-01

Citation Information: Semiotica, Volume 2010, Issue 182, Pages 475–506, ISSN (Online) 1613-3692, ISSN (Print) 0037-1998, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/semi.2010.068.

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