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Allegoric Collection

"Exploring the Depths of Allegory: From Sculptures to Paintings

Background imageAllegoric Collection: Worker and Kolkhoz Woman, sculpture by Vera Mukhina, Moscow (b / w photo)

Worker and Kolkhoz Woman, sculpture by Vera Mukhina, Moscow (b / w photo)
7200710 Worker and Kolkhoz Woman, sculpture by Vera Mukhina, Moscow (b/w photo) by Russian Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Worker and Kolkhoz Woman)

Background imageAllegoric Collection: Work, 1852-65 (oil on canvas) (see also 3927271 and 324488)

Work, 1852-65 (oil on canvas) (see also 3927271 and 324488)
MAN198054 Work, 1852-65 (oil on canvas) (see also 3927271 and 324488) by Brown, Ford Madox (1821-93); 137x197.3 cm; Manchester Art Gallery, UK; © Manchester Art Gallery

Background imageAllegoric Collection: The Invention of the Art of Drawing (oil on canvas)

The Invention of the Art of Drawing (oil on canvas)
490133 The Invention of the Art of Drawing (oil on canvas) by Suvee, Joseph Benoit (1743-1807); 267x131.5 cm; Groeningemuseum, Bruges, Belgium; (add.info.: In this painting)

Background imageAllegoric Collection: The Temptation of Saint Anthony (Oil on canvas)

The Temptation of Saint Anthony (Oil on canvas)
7393515 The Temptation of Saint Anthony (Oil on canvas) by Callot, Jacques (1592-1635) (after); 47 x 72 cm; Fondation Glenat, Grenoble, France; © Fonds Glenat

Background imageAllegoric Collection: Lysistrata and his allies defending the access of the acropolis to men by farts, 1896 (litho)

Lysistrata and his allies defending the access of the acropolis to men by farts, 1896 (litho)
AIS5356057 Lysistrata and his allies defending the access of the acropolis to men by farts, 1896 (litho) by Beardsley, Aubrey (1872-98); 32x25 cm; (add.info)

Background imageAllegoric Collection: Mars, surrounded by the Arts and Sciences, conquers Ignorance, 1605 (oil on canvas)

Mars, surrounded by the Arts and Sciences, conquers Ignorance, 1605 (oil on canvas)
490014 Mars, surrounded by the Arts and Sciences, conquers Ignorance, 1605 (oil on canvas) by Claeissins or Claeissens, Anthuenis (Antoon) (1536-1613); 197.5x280 cm; Groeningemuseum, Bruges

Background imageAllegoric Collection: Statue of St Luke as a bull, La Sagrada Familia, begun 1882 (photo)

Statue of St Luke as a bull, La Sagrada Familia, begun 1882 (photo)
7268944 Statue of St Luke as a bull, La Sagrada Familia, begun 1882 (photo) by Gaudi, Antoni (1852-1926); Sagrada Familia, Barcelona

Background imageAllegoric Collection: Allegory of Music, 1649 (oil on canvas)

Allegory of Music, 1649 (oil on canvas)
7259975 Allegory of Music, 1649 (oil on canvas) by La Hire or La Hyre, Laurent de (1606-56); 105.7 x 144.1 cm; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Background imageAllegoric Collection: The Spirit of Chivalry, c. 1845 (oil on canvas)

The Spirit of Chivalry, c. 1845 (oil on canvas)
BAL8021 The Spirit of Chivalry, c.1845 (oil on canvas) by Maclise, Daniel (Croquis, Alfred) (1806-70); 125.8x84.8 cm; Sheffield Galleries and Museums Trust

Background imageAllegoric Collection: Marie Daubrun (b / w photo)

Marie Daubrun (b / w photo)
CHT199769 Marie Daubrun (b/w photo) by Carjat, Etienne (1828-1906); Musee de la Ville de Paris, Musee Carnavalet, Paris, France; (add.info)

Background imageAllegoric Collection: Sea fountain, Place de la Concorde, Paris, 1840 (photo)

Sea fountain, Place de la Concorde, Paris, 1840 (photo)
8615286 Sea fountain, Place de la Concorde, Paris, 1840 (photo) by Hittorff, Jacques Ignace (1792-1867); (add.info.: Fontaine de la Mer (also called Fontaine Maritime or Fontaine Sud)

Background imageAllegoric Collection: Self-Portrait with Five Muses, c. 1880 (oil on paper mounted to board)

Self-Portrait with Five Muses, c. 1880 (oil on paper mounted to board)
XOS5884673 Self-Portrait with Five Muses, c. 1880 (oil on paper mounted to board) by Church, Henry (1836-1908); 73.3x59.7 cm; Cleveland Museum of Art, OH

Background imageAllegoric Collection: Tomb of Julian de Medici (Giuliano de Medici (1478-1516). Detail of the allegory of the night

Tomb of Julian de Medici (Giuliano de Medici (1478-1516). Detail of the allegory of the night
BEN5480727 Tomb of Julian de Medici (Giuliano de Medici (1478-1516). Detail of the allegory of the night. Sculpture by Michelangelo Buonarroti known as Michelangelo (Michelangelo or Michelangelo)

Background imageAllegoric Collection: British recruitment advertisement, 1915 (print)

British recruitment advertisement, 1915 (print)
6317447 British recruitment advertisement, 1915 (print) by Wardle, Arthur (1864-1949); Private Collection; (add.info.: 20th Century U.S)

Background imageAllegoric Collection: The Empire Needs Men! All Answer the Call, probably 2nd World War poster (colour litho)

The Empire Needs Men! All Answer the Call, probably 2nd World War poster (colour litho)
SNG127032 The Empire Needs Men! All Answer the Call, probably 2nd World War poster (colour litho) by Wardle, Arthur (1864-1949); Private Collection; (add.info.: Helped by the Young Lion)

Background imageAllegoric Collection: French Colonies, cover of an exercise book illustrated by G. Dascher, 1900 (colour litho)

French Colonies, cover of an exercise book illustrated by G. Dascher, 1900 (colour litho)
CHT157431 French Colonies, cover of an exercise book illustrated by G. Dascher, 1900 (colour litho) by Dascher, G. (19th century); Private Collection; © Archives Charmet

Background imageAllegoric Collection: A fisherman, ca 1735 (engraving)

A fisherman, ca 1735 (engraving)
7422810 A fisherman, ca 1735 (engraving) by Engelbrecht, Martin (1684-1756); Bibliotheque des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, France; (add.info.: Zoology. Fishing. A fisherman)

Background imageAllegoric Collection: The suicide. 1834 (engraving)

The suicide. 1834 (engraving)
7147161 The suicide. 1834 (engraving) by Bayard, Emile Antoine (1837-91); Private Collection; (add.info.: The suicide. Song by french poet Beranger. ( 1780-1857 ) Design by Emile Bayard

Background imageAllegoric Collection: Allegory of Summer, 1675 - 1679 (marble Sculpture)

Allegory of Summer, 1675 - 1679 (marble Sculpture)
7422961 Allegory of Summer, 1675 - 1679 (marble Sculpture) by Hutinot, Pierre (1616-79); Musee et Domaine National de Versailles et de Trianon, Versailles, France; (add.info.: Allegory of Summer)

Background imageAllegoric Collection: Allegory of the Chianti region, Italy. Detail. Painting by Giorgio Vasari and his studio

Allegory of the Chianti region, Italy. Detail. Painting by Giorgio Vasari and his studio (1511-1574), 1565
BEN5476244 Allegory of the Chianti region, Italy. Detail. Painting by Giorgio Vasari and his studio (1511-1574), 1565. 16th century Italian mannerism. Ceiling in the Salle dei Cinquecento

Background imageAllegoric Collection: Allegorical wall painting of summer from the east of the atrium of Regio IX.V.11

Allegorical wall painting of summer from the east of the atrium of Regio IX.V.11. She carries a sickle and wheat
FLO4687017 Allegorical wall painting of summer from the east of the atrium of Regio IX.V.11. She carries a sickle and wheat

Background imageAllegoric Collection: Allegory of the return of french emperor Napoleon Bonaparte's ashes in 1840

Allegory of the return of french emperor Napoleon Bonaparte's ashes in 1840
ELD4841311 Allegory of the return of french emperor Napoleon Bonaparte's ashes in 1840. 19th century (engraving from "Clours, mores, usages, costumes, inventions)

Background imageAllegoric Collection: The Sleep of the Flowers, 1893 (photogravure)

The Sleep of the Flowers, 1893 (photogravure)
3671751 The Sleep of the Flowers, 1893 (photogravure) by Taft, Lorado (1860-1936) ; Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois, USA; (add.info.: The book of the fair)

Background imageAllegoric Collection: Allegory of the Fall, 1713 - 1726. (marble)

Allegory of the Fall, 1713 - 1726. (marble)
7422965 Allegory of the Fall, 1713 - 1726. (marble) by Regnaudin, Thomas (1622-1706); Musee et Domaine National de Versailles et de Trianon, Versailles, France; (add.info.: Allegory of the Fall)

Background imageAllegoric Collection: Happy Union (The Allegory of Love), c.1575 (oil on canvas)

Happy Union (The Allegory of Love), c.1575 (oil on canvas)
8595200 Happy Union (The Allegory of Love), c.1575 (oil on canvas) by Veronese, (Caliari, Paolo) (1528-88); 187.4 x 186.7 cm; National Gallery, London, UK; (add.info.: By Paolo Veronese)

Background imageAllegoric Collection: Allegory of spring, 1675 - 1679 (marble)

Allegory of spring, 1675 - 1679 (marble)
7422966 Allegory of spring, 1675 - 1679 (marble) by Hutinot, Pierre (1616-79); Musee et Domaine National de Versailles et de Trianon, Versailles, France; (add.info.: Allegory of spring, Sculpture)

Background imageAllegoric Collection: Time, 1836 (illustration)

Time, 1836 (illustration)
7485448 Time, 1836 (illustration) by Grandville (Jean Ignace Isidore Gerard) (1803-47); (add.info.: Le Temps: illustration by Grandville (Jean Ignace Isidore Gerard) (1803-1847)

Background imageAllegoric Collection: Long live May 1! (May 1, International Workers Day), 1920 (colour lithograph)

Long live May 1! (May 1, International Workers Day), 1920 (colour lithograph)
FIA5409777 Long live May 1! (May 1, International Workers Day), 1920 (colour lithograph) by Russian School (20th century) ; Russian State Library, Moscow, Russia; (add.info.: Vive le 1er mai)

Background imageAllegoric Collection: The birth of the Dauphin 22 August 1781, 1782 (oil on canvas)

The birth of the Dauphin 22 August 1781, 1782 (oil on canvas)
905707 The birth of the Dauphin 22 August 1781, 1782 (oil on canvas) by Menageot, Francois Guillaume (1744-1816); 60.2 x 77.5 cm; Musee de la Ville de Paris, Musee Carnavalet, Paris

Background imageAllegoric Collection: Allegory of Louis XVIII's entry into Paris on 3 May 1814 (oil on canvas)

Allegory of Louis XVIII's entry into Paris on 3 May 1814 (oil on canvas)
899402 Allegory of Louis XVIII's entry into Paris on 3 May 1814 (oil on canvas) by Anonymous; Musee de la Ville de Paris, Musee Carnavalet, Paris, France; (add.info.: Anonymous)

Background imageAllegoric Collection: Loves Golden Star, c.1770-1959 (print)

Loves Golden Star, c.1770-1959 (print)
3672426 Loves Golden Star, c.1770-1959 (print) by Joseph Morris Co. (early 20th century); Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois

Background imageAllegoric Collection: Allegory of Air, 1680 - 1684 (marble sculpture)

Allegory of Air, 1680 - 1684 (marble sculpture)
7422977 Allegory of Air, 1680 - 1684 (marble sculpture) by Lehongre, Etienne or Le Hongre (1628-90); Musee et Domaine National de Versailles et de Trianon, Versailles

Background imageAllegoric Collection: Allegory of the city of Arezzo, Italy. Painting by Giorgio Vasari and his studio (1511-1574), 1565

Allegory of the city of Arezzo, Italy. Painting by Giorgio Vasari and his studio (1511-1574), 1565
BEN5476809 Allegory of the city of Arezzo, Italy. Painting by Giorgio Vasari and his studio (1511-1574), 1565. 16th century Italian mannerism. Ceiling in the Salle dei Cinquecento

Background imageAllegoric Collection: Belgium, 1914 (print)

Belgium, 1914 (print)
3789205 Belgium, 1914 (print) by Partridge, Bernard (1861-1945); (add.info.: La Belgique 1914 by Bernard Partridge. Quote from Jeremiah I, 2 and 10 - She weepeth sore in the night)

Background imageAllegoric Collection: Idealised Portrait of a Lady (Portrait of Simonetta Vespucci as Nymph)

Idealised Portrait of a Lady (Portrait of Simonetta Vespucci as Nymph), c.1480-85 (tempera and oil on panel)
7441886 Idealised Portrait of a Lady (Portrait of Simonetta Vespucci as Nymph), c.1480-85 (tempera and oil on panel) by Botticelli

Background imageAllegoric Collection: Immortality, 1889 (oil on canvas)

Immortality, 1889 (oil on canvas)
NGW238900 Immortality, 1889 (oil on canvas) by Fantin-Latour, Ignace Henri Jean (1836-1904); 116.2x87.3 cm; National Museum Wales; National Museums & Galleries of Wales

Background imageAllegoric Collection: The Birth of Venus, c.1485 (tempera on canvas)

The Birth of Venus, c.1485 (tempera on canvas)
BEN285731 The Birth of Venus, c.1485 (tempera on canvas) by Botticelli, Sandro (Alessandro di Mariano di Vanni Filipepi) (1444/5-1510); 180x280 cm; Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, Tuscany

Background imageAllegoric Collection: Sketch of the allegorical painting commissioned by the city of Paris for the engagement of Louis XV

Sketch of the allegorical painting commissioned by the city of Paris for the engagement of Louis XV
905702 Sketch of the allegorical painting commissioned by the city of Paris for the engagement of Louis XV and the infanta Marie Anne Victoire of Spain, 1722 (oil on canvas) by Largilliere

Background imageAllegoric Collection: The aldermen of Paris leave the Hotel de Ville for Notre Dame to give thanks after the victory of

The aldermen of Paris leave the Hotel de Ville for Notre Dame to give thanks after the victory of Seneffe in 1674
905704 The aldermen of Paris leave the Hotel de Ville for Notre Dame to give thanks after the victory of Seneffe in 1674, c.1681 (oil on canvas) by Coypel

Background imageAllegoric Collection: Spring, 1894 (pencil & red chalk)

Spring, 1894 (pencil & red chalk)
FFA178176 Spring, 1894 (pencil & red chalk) by Burne-Jones, Edward Coley (1833-98); 45.7x20.3 cm; Private Collection

Background imageAllegoric Collection: Allegoric Capricho, 1852, by Eugenio Lucas Velazquez

Allegoric Capricho, 1852, by Eugenio Lucas Velazquez
Eugenio Lucas Velazquez (1817-1870). Spanish painter. Allegoric Capricho, 1852. Lazaro Galdiano Museum. Madrid. Spain

Background imageAllegoric Collection: 4th Century Bc Acheron Aeneid Allegoric Allegorical

4th Century Bc Acheron Aeneid Allegoric Allegorical
4th, century, bc, acheron, aeneid, allegoric, allegorical, allegory, ancient, age, art, boat, boatman, boundary, campania, charon, cross, dead, death, deceased, ferry, ferryman, gravestone, greek

Background imageAllegoric Collection: Divine Comedy. Fifth Canto of the Purgatory. Dante talks wit

Divine Comedy. Fifth Canto of the Purgatory. Dante talks wit
Divine Comedy. Epic poem written by Dante Alighieri between 1308 and his death in 1321. Dante talks with Pia dei Tolomei, one of the three people who died violently. Engraving by Gustave Dore. Colored

Background imageAllegoric Collection: Detail of the Great Hall ceiling and pendentives, Castle Howard, North Yorkshire

Detail of the Great Hall ceiling and pendentives, Castle Howard, North Yorkshire
CLF327739 Detail of the Great Hall ceiling and pendentives, Castle Howard, North Yorkshire, from The Country Houses of Sir John Vanbrugh by Jeremy Musson

Background imageAllegoric Collection: Visions (Visionen), 1918 (etching)

Visions (Visionen), 1918 (etching)
1071219 Visions (Visionen), 1918 (etching) by Schinnerer, Adolph (1876-1949); 26.6701x21.2725x cm; Dallas Museum of Art, Texas

Background imageAllegoric Collection: Tapestry, A Moral Allegory of Man or Justice Attacking Man, made in Flanders, Belgium

Tapestry, A Moral Allegory of Man or Justice Attacking Man, made in Flanders, Belgium, circa 1500 (wool & silk)
3576209 Tapestry, A Moral Allegory of Man or Justice Attacking Man, made in Flanders, Belgium, circa 1500 (wool & silk) by Flemish School, (16th century); 416.5x462.2 cm; Burrell Collection, Glasgow

Background imageAllegoric Collection: Summer, 1897 (metal and w/c on vellum)

Summer, 1897 (metal and w/c on vellum)
GLS314116 Summer, 1897 (metal and w/c on vellum) by Macdonald, Margaret (1865-1933); Art Gallery and Museum, Kelvingrove, Glasgow, Scotland; © CSG CIC Glasgow Museums Collection



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"Exploring the Depths of Allegory: From Sculptures to Paintings, a Journey through Symbolism" Delve into the world of allegory as we embark on a visual journey that transcends time and mediums. Starting with Vera Mukhina's iconic sculpture "Worker and Kolkhoz Woman, " we witness the power of unity and collective strength captured in black and white. Moving forward, we encounter an enchanting masterpiece from 1649, "Allegory of Music. " This oil on canvas painting transports us to a realm where melodies come alive, evoking emotions beyond words. The allure continues with "The Temptation of Saint Anthony, " an exquisite portrayal in oil on canvas. Here, temptation takes shape as various symbolic figures dance around the saint, testing his faith and resilience. Intriguingly contrasting this is "Mars, surrounded by the Arts and Sciences conquers Ignorance. " Painted in 1605, this captivating artwork showcases Mars triumphing over ignorance with knowledge as his weapon. A powerful reminder that enlightenment can overcome darkness. Our exploration then leads us to La Sagrada Familia's Statue of St Luke depicted as a bull—a symbol rich in meaning within religious iconography. Its presence amidst Gaudi's architectural marvel adds another layer to its allegorical significance. Eugenio Lucas Velazquez invites us into his enigmatic world through "Allegoric Capricho" from 1852—an intricate piece that challenges our perception while leaving room for interpretation. Venturing further back in time, we discover ancient symbolism within Virgil's epic poem Aeneid—specifically referencing the mythical river Acheron—a profound allegorical representation dating back to the 4th century BC. Dante Alighieri accompanies us next on our quest for allegorical understanding through his Divine Comedy. In its fifth canto of Purgatory, Dante engages in thought-provoking conversations, shedding light on the complexities of human nature.