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Komunikacja pozawerbalna w ikonografii nowożytnej
Nonverbal communication in early modern iconography

Author(s): Paulina Mikołajczyk
Subject(s): Philology
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: gestures; feet; submission; triumph; pictures; sculptures; symbolism;
Summary/Abstract: This article presents the wide possibilities of an analysis of the role of feet in early modern iconography. All the paintings discussed are available on Wikimedia Commons web-site. Among them there are visions of ancient; mythological and biblical figures. The most telling examples of each theme are supplemented with symbolic commentary. There are also passages from the Vulgate in translation. The article explains why feet are thought to be the most sincere part of the human body and presents how (thanks to feet) it is possible to read social status; education and upbringing. The article shows what expressive possibilities feet had and have had over the centuries.

  • Page Range: 129-144
  • Page Count: 16
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Language: Polish