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List of Famous Allegory Paintings

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List of the most famous allegory paintings in the world, listed alphabetically with pictures of the art when available. The popular allegory paintings on this list are considered to be some of the most recognizable works of art on the planet, so save yourself a trip to the museum and check out this artwork from the comfort of your own home. allegory is an extremely important genre in the art world, so it's no surprise that some of the most recognizable fall under the allegory genre. You can find additional information about these well-known paintings by clicking on the names of the pieces.

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This list answers the questions, "What are examples of allegory paintings?" and "What are the most famous allegory paintings?"
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    Evening Mood is a painting by William-Adolphe Bouguereau in 1882, now in the collection of the Havana's Museum of Fine Arts, in Cuba....  more
    • Artist: William-Adolphe Bouguereau
    • Genres (Art): Allegory
    • Art Form: Painting
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    Venus, Cupid, Folly, and Time is an allegorical painting by the Florentine artist Agnolo Bronzino. It is now in the National Gallery, London....  more
    • Artist: Agnolo di Cosimo
    • Subject: Venus, Cupid
    • Genres (Art): Allegory
    • Art Form: Painting
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    'Burnt Earth' was a solo-exhibition accompanied by a catalogue under the same title presenting series of works by Igor Kufayev. The show took place in June of 1994 at the Salama-Caro Gallery in Cork Street, London. 'Burnt Earth' represents a major realignment of creative forces, in which Kufayev presents the figure as a contemporary icon. In the words of an art journalist and a writer Robin Dutt: ''... Igor Kufayev's large scale paintings are immediately impressive. Based squarely on the inspirations of older masters, his work embraces basic, human and humane themes which by their very nature apply to everyone, everywhere. Taking the human body as a starting point, Kufayev strips it bare to...  more
    • Artist: Igor Kufayev
    • Subject: Human figure
    • Genres (Art): Allegory
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: 1990s
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    Zauber Tondos is a series of four round pantings by Igor Kufayev, the project was conceived in the autumn of 1995, following the original larger tondo Zauber painted to accompany the performance of Mozart's Die Zauberflote, and completed by the summer of 1997. Each tondo represents a particular aspect of Universal order. Thus tondo ''Zauber. Elements'' represents the classical four elements of nature. Tondo ''Zauber. Space'' the four cardinal directions of Space. Tondo ''Zauber. Time'' stands for an allegory of day and night, dawn and dusk in their perfect balance. Finally tondo ''Zauber. Seasons'' depicts rotating cycle of change in Nature....  more
    • Artist: Igor Kufayev
    • Subject: Sacred geometry
    • Genres (Art): Allegory
    • Art Form: Painting
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