Monthly Archives: May 2016

Visual Quoting

When historians work with images, they might benefit from thinking like artists when they embed visual evidence in their research and publications. Quoting a visual text is like quoting a verbal one; it comes from the realization that there are … Continue reading

Posted in Dissertation, My Art

From Iconic to Symbolic Signs

Last Tuesday (May 10) I took a late morning walk in the beautiful campus of University of Notre Dame, Indiana. It was a quiet rainy day, and I had some free time before lunch. In the Vatican emblem there are … Continue reading

Posted in Contemplations

From Symbolic to Iconic Signs

Leonardo da Vinci’s (1452-1519) drawing of the psychophysical question exemplifies a transition from symbolic to iconic signs, which generates new knowledge. In these drawings Leonardo tries to explain how mind and body function together. In 1487, in the Royal Library … Continue reading

Posted in Contemplations