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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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12 January, 2010

Feeling and Realism in Artistic Expression (Click here to view an example of art and reality.)

Artistic choice enables the audience to experience an historical and emotional bond with the artist. For example, if pleasure and pain are derived through the senses, then the realism with which an artist chooses to place an iconic representation will provide the audience and the artist a certain amount of sensory stimuli to which the audience responds in the experience of receiving the artistic renderings into its consciousness (Lakatos 39). 

In the example of Bill Shannon's "Crutch", he explains the varying responsive communication between artist and audience.


  1. A fascinating blog which I have not yet explored sufficiently - but fully intend to.

  2. Thank you, Dave. I look forward to hearing from you then.