2017年3月30日 星期四

motif, quatrefoil, iconographer, façade, iconoclasm, suffragette


‘This coin stands for all those who fought for the right to vote’
Stamped with the suffragette slogan ‘VOTES FOR WOMEN’, this penny circulated as small change, and spread the message of the campaigners.
You can see this 1903 penny in our Citi Money Gallery. Supported by Citi. http://ow.ly/kLWK30aoOvz

The story of an ordinary British penny of Edward VII, that was made extraordinary by a simple act of vandalism.
BRITISH.MUSEUMBLOG.ORG



Attacks by suffragettes are represented by two paintings, Edward Burne-Jones's Sibylla Delphica, attacked in Manchester Art Gallery in 1913, and John Singer Sargent's Henry James, slashed at the Royal Academy in 1914.
The curators stress that the exhibition is not about acts of random vandalism but "iconoclasm" - acts of destruction inspired by an ideology.

Bo Xilai




quatrefoil ━━ n. 四つ葉, 四弁花; 【建】四つ葉飾り.
這字值得查 answers.com 收入的圖解。
約十年前我為華人戴明學院叢書設計的 logo ,就採取它。
昨日讀古馬雅文明再次碰到它:
In her book "Ritual and Power in Stone," to be published in December, Dr. Guernsey reviews many examples of stucco facades, painted murals and carved monuments that illustrate Preclassic development of the imagery of enduring Maya concepts of creation, the spirit world and the metaphorical expression of power and authority of rulers.
New attention, Dr. Guernsey said, is centered on the common monumental motif in the Classic period that has now been increasingly recognized as early as the middle Preclassic era, 900 to 300 B.C. It is known as the quatrefoil. The design is something like a four-leaf clover and is found in the arrangement of stones or carved in stone or crated with packed earth and painted clay at a ceremonial site, as at La Blanca on the Pacific coastal plain in Guatemala. La Blanca, occupied from 900 B.C. to 600 B.C., is being excavated by Michael W. Love of California State University-Northridge, with Dr. Guernsey as the project iconographer.




iconoclasm

Syllabification: (i·con·o·clasm)
Pronunciation: /īˈkänəˌklazəm/

Definition of iconoclasm

noun

  • 1the action of attacking or assertively rejecting cherished beliefs and institutions or established values and practices.
  • 2the rejection or destruction of religious images as heretical; the doctrine of iconoclasts.

Origin:

late 18th century: from iconoclast, on the pattern of pairs such as enthusiast, enthusiasm


iconoclasm


 音節
i • con • o • clasm
発音
aikɑ'nəklæ`zm | -kɔ'n-
[名][U]聖像破壊(主義), 毀(き)像運動;因習打破.

suffragette


 
音節
suf • fra • gette
発音
sʌ`frədʒét
suffragetteの変化形
suffragettes (複数形)
[名]((英))(20世紀初期の英米の)女性の婦人参政権論者.

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