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Welcome! A few years ago, I discovered an application that artists employ in their works to bring cultural awareness to their audiences. Having discerned this semiotic theory that applies to literature, music, art, film, and the media, I have devoted the blog, "Theory of Iconic Realism" to explore this theory. The link to the publisher of my book is below. If you or your university would like a copy of this book for your library or if you would like to review it for a scholarly journal, please contact the Edwin Mellen Press at the link listed below. Looking forward to hearing from you!

Thank you for visiting. I hope you will find the information insightful. ~ Dr. Jeanne Iris
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22 February, 2009

New York City Graffiti and Iconic Realism

Recently, it was brought to my attention that graffiti would be an excellent example of iconic realism, and I completely agree. Thanks, Brian Ward, for pointing that out. Here, you will see some examples of graffiti found around New York City. If you look closely, you will notice the juxtaposition of iconic ideals with cynicism, reflecting a consciousness present in an inner city truth, painted on the exterior walls of buildings in one of the world's most relevant cities. These art renderings bring into focus significant dichotomies within our society. 


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