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  1. Panofsky, Erwin Panofskynoun

    art historian (1892-1968)


  1. erwin panofsky

    Erwin Panofsky (1892–1968) was a prominent German-American art historian and pioneering thinker in the field of iconography - a method of interpretation in art history. He is best known for analyzing artwork within the context of the societal belief systems and ideologies of their time. Panofsky's work in the academic world was foundational in the establishment of iconology and art analysis. He interpreted works of art as representations of their historical and cultural contexts, exploring symbolic and iconographic content. Panofsky spent most of his career teaching at the University of Hamburg and the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.


  1. Erwin Panofsky

    Erwin Panofsky was a German art historian. His academic career was pursued mostly in the U.S. after the rise of the Nazi regime. Panofsky's work remains highly influential in the modern academic study of iconography, and many of his works are still in print, including Studies in Iconology: Humanist Themes in the Art of the Renaissance, and his eponymous 1943 study of Albrecht Dürer.

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    The numerical value of erwin panofsky in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

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    The numerical value of erwin panofsky in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5


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