THE SYMBOLIC LANDSCAPE OF ASHURBANIPAL

@article{Collins2004THESL,
  title={THE SYMBOLIC LANDSCAPE OF ASHURBANIPAL},
  author={Paul Collins},
  journal={Source: Notes in the History of Art},
  year={2004},
  volume={23},
  pages={1 - 6}
}
  • Paul Collins
  • Published 1 April 2004
  • Art
  • Source: Notes in the History of Art
The symbolic use of a landscape and associ ated flora and fauna has a long history in art.1 Among the earliest and most celebrated European examples of symbolic landscapes are those in Netherlandish paintings. Ac cording to Panofsky, Netherlandish painters invested every detail of their works with symbolic meaning that the beholder had to decipher.2 Yet Panofsky's notion of "dis guised symbolism" poses problems, for, if an object or a detail was commonly known as a reference to something else… 
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