publication . Article . 2009

Metonymy and its manifestation in visual artworks: Case study of late paintings by Bruegel the Elder

Georgij Somov;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2009
Abstract
Being the object of semiotic studies, metonymy demands investigation in the non-verbal domain, i.e., visual sign systems. When analyzing the metonymies of visual artworks, they prove to have different sources: verbal and visual sources refer to codes, languages, contexts, and sign forms of a work (denotations, connotations, and organizing sign structures). Different particular metonymies promote incarnation of a general metonymy of work. In the work structure (or coding), particular metonymies are joined and organized on the basis of this general metonymy. The metonymies interrelated in a complex way on the basis of general metonymy are revealed in the course of...
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free text keywords: Linguistics and Language, Literature and Literary Theory, Language and Linguistics, Semiotics, Philosophy, Literature, business.industry, business, Metonymy, Connotation, Incarnation, Linguistics, Painting, Metaphor, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common
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publication . Article . 2009

Metonymy and its manifestation in visual artworks: Case study of late paintings by Bruegel the Elder

Georgij Somov;