Response: On Subliminal Iconography

Wallach, Alan
March 2006
Art Bulletin;Mar2006, Vol. 88 Issue 1, p42
Academic Journal
The article examines the arguments raised by art critic Alexander Nemerov on subliminal iconography in the painting titled "Wreck of the 'Covenant'," by N. C. Wyeth. The art critic asserts that U.S. painter N. C. Wyeth suffers from anxieties related to advances in mechanical-reproductive technologies. According to Nemerov, the painter employed iconographic devices and motifs to enhance and support his visual narratives. The knowledge and methods of the critic-analyst is integral to the psychoanalytic study of painting.


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