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Definition of Symbolism

Symbolism

  1. The act of symbolizing, or the state of being symbolized; as, symbolism in Christian art is the representation of truth, virtues, vices, etc., by emblematic colors, signs, and forms.
  2. A system of symbols or representations.
  3. The practice of using symbols, or the system of notation developed thereby.
  4. A combining together of parts or ingredients.
  5. The science of creeds; symbolics.

Symbolism Quotations

The true Tarot is symbolism; it speaks no other language and offers no other signs.
A. E. Waite

The ocean is a central image. It is the symbolism of a great journey.
Enya

Postmodernism surely requires an even greater grasp of symbolism, as it's increasingly an art of gesture alone.
Andrew Eldritch

There is a powerful need for symbolism, and that means the architecture must have something that appeals to the human heart. There is a powerful need for symbolism, and that means the architecture must have something that appeals to the human heart.
Kenzo Tange

There is hopeful symbolism in the fact that flags do not wave in a vacuum.
Arthur C. Clarke
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Symbolism Translations

symbolism in German is Symbolik
symbolism in Spanish is simbolismo

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