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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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Burnt Earth is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Allegory Paintings
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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 on Wikipedia

Artist: Igor Kufayev

Subject: Human figure

Genres (Art): Allegory

Art Form: Painting

Period / Movement: 1990s

Emblematic Still Life wi... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Allegory Paintings
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"Emblematic Still Life with Flagon, Glass, Jug and Bridle" (1614) is a painting by Johannes van der Beeck. ...more on Wikipedia

Artist: Johannes van der Beeck

Genres (Art): Allegory, Still life

Art Form: Painting

Period / Movement: Dutch Golden Age

Evening Mood is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of 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 on Wikipedia

Artist: William-Adolphe Bouguereau

Genres (Art): Allegory

Art Form: Painting

Fishing for Souls is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Allegory Paintings
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"Fishing for Souls" (1614) is a painting by Dutch artist Adriaen van de Venne. ...more on Wikipedia

Artist: Adriaen van de Venne

Subject: Twelve Years' Truce, Dutch Revolt

Genres (Art): Allegory, Marine art

Art Form: Painting

Period / Movement: Dutch Golden Age