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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?"
Allegory of the Birth of... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Allegory Paintings
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"Allegory of the Birth of Frederik Hendrik" (c. 1650) is a painting by Dutch artist Caesar van Everdingen. ...more on Wikipedia

Artist: Caesar van Everdingen

Genres (Art): Allegory

Art Form: Painting

Period / Movement: Dutch Golden Age

Allegory of War is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Allegory Paintings
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Allegory of War (c. 1640s) is a painting by Flemish artist Jan Brueghel the Younger. ...more on Wikipedia

Artist: Jan Brueghel the Younger

Genres (Art): Allegory, Animal Painting

Art Form: Painting

Period / Movement: Baroque

An Allegory of the Old a... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Allegory Paintings
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An Allegory of the Old and New Testaments (c. 1530-1535) is a painting by the German artist and printmaker Hans Holbein the Younger. ...more on Wikipedia

Artist: Hans Holbein the Younger

Genres (Art): Allegory

Art Form: Painting

Bronzino: Venus, Cupid a... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Allegory Paintings
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Artist: Agnolo di Cosimo

Genres (Art): Allegory

Art Form: Painting

Period / Movement: Mannerism