melancholia

(redirected from Melencolia)
Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
Legend
Synonym
Antonym
Related
  • noun

Words related to melancholia

extreme depression characterized by tearful sadness and irrational fears

Related Words

References in periodicals archive ?
It would be possible to read Melencolia I itself as an emblem for the melancholy which Holly diagnoses: the parsing implements of interpretation rejected in favour of an immersion in attention and affect.
In The Magic Mountain, Hans Castorp lives in room 34, the magic number of the square in Albrecht Durer's Melencolia, which Adrian hangs on the wall of his student room in Halle.
His well-known works include the Knight, Death, and the Devil (1513), Saint Jerome in his Study (1514) and Melencolia I (1514), which has been the subject of extensive analysis and interpretation.
L'ange dont il est question est celui de la gravure de Durer, Melencolia I.
Leaving aside the echoes here of Grass's frequently discussed, and self-acknowledged, longing for his mother, there is an obvious, but nonetheless striking, parallel between this passage and Grass's postscript to Aus dem Tagebuch einer Schnecke, in which he interprets Durer's Melencolia (original spelling) as an allegory for the temptations, and dangers, of both melancholy and utopianism.
The starting-point for the book--and the reason for its title--is the celebrated engraving Melencolia by Durer, who was the first to associate melancholy with a dog.
Durer's melencolia I: Plato's abandoned search for the beautiful.
As the allusions to 'Tora delle geometrie perfette, delle misure inesorabili, la sfera il compasso la clessidra la bilancia" (65) indicate, Consolo's description is modeled on nothing less than Albrecht Durer's copper engraving of the angel of melancholy in Melencolia I.
27) His reading of Bacon is supported by Georges Didi-Hubermann's revealing interpretation of Durer's Melencolia through Giacometti's sculpture Le Cube; created after his father's death, Giacometti's cube (an echo of Durer's cube, positioned next to the winged woman) has on one of its sides a very vaguely defined representation of Giacometti's face, a repetition of the barely visible face embossed on the cube in Durer's print.