Allegory
As a literary device, an allegory in its most general sense is an extended metaphor. Allegory has been used widely throughout the histories of all forms of art, largely because it readily illustrates ...
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Animal Farm (1954) Full 1080p HD
A successful farmyard revolution by the resident animals vs. the farmer goes horribly wrong as the victors create a new tyranny among themselves.
Fidelity (art and symbolism)
Fidelity when personified in Western art stands for the secular aspect of Faith, or the trust that exists between a master and servant, or in family relationships. Fidelity is often represented as a ...
Mount Ahab
Mount Ahab (65°26′S 62°11′W / 65.433°S 62.183°W / -65.433; -62.183 62°11′W / 65.433°S 62.183°W / -65.433; -62.183) is a conspicuous mountain 925 metres ...
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Agenoria (goddess)
Agenoria is a Roman goddess of activity (actus). Her name is presumably derived from the Latin verb ago, agere, egi, actum, "to do, drive, go." She is named only by St. Augustine, who places her among...
Dodona's Grove
Dodona's Grove (1640) is a historical allegory by James Howell, making extensive use of tree lore.
This curiosity purports to be a history of Europe since the accession of James I of England put i...
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Feast of Herod with the Beheading of St John the Baptist
The Feast of Herod with the Beheading of St John the Baptist is an extremely large painting by the German-Silesian artist Bartholomeus Strobel the Younger (1591 – about 1650) which is now disp...
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Moby-Dick
Moby-Dick; or, The Whale (1851) is a novel by Herman Melville considered an outstanding work of Romanticism and the American Renaissance. Ishmael narrates the monomaniacal quest of Ahab, captain of t...
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Allegory of the Element Earth (painting)
Allegory to the Element Earth is a painting by the Venetian Renaissance artist Leandro Bassano of about 1580, now in the The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore.
In the 16th century the world was though...
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Hermathena
Hermathena or Hermathene (Ancient Greek: Ἑρμαθήνη) was a composite statue, or rather a herm, which may have been a terminal bust or a Janus-like bust, representing the Greek gods Hermes and Athen...
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Allegorical sculpture
Allegorical sculpture refers to sculptures that symbolize and particularly personify abstract ideas as in allegory.Common in the western world, for example, are statues of 'Justice', a female figure t...
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Commonwealth (statue)
Commonwealth is a 14-foot-6-inch (4.42 m) gilded statue atop the dome of the Pennsylvania State Capitol in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. It is nicknamed Miss Penn and the Spirit of the Commonwealth. ...
Self-Portrait as the Allegory of Painting (Artemisia Gentileschi)
Self-Portrait as the Allegory of Painting, also known as Autoritratto in veste di Pittura or simply La Pittura, was painted by the Italian Baroque artist Artemisia Gentileschi. The oil-on-canvas paint...
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Values of Civilization (Doyle)
The Values of Civilization sculpture group is public art by American artist Alexander Doyle. The allegorical sculpture group is located on the third floor in the rotunda of the Indiana State House, wh...
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Snowball's Chance
Snowball's Chance, is a parody of George Orwell's Animal Farm written by John Reed, in which Snowball the pig returns to the Manor Farm after many years' absence, to install capitalism — which proves ...
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Lord of the Flies
Lord of the Flies is a 1954 dystopian novel by Nobel Prize-winning English author William Golding about a group of British boys stuck on an uninhabited island who try to govern themselves with disastr...
Siddhartha (novel)
Siddhartha is a 1922 novel by Hermann Hesse that deals with the spiritual journey of self-discovery of a man named Siddhartha during the time of the Gautama Buddha. The book, Hesse's ninth novel, was ...
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Astrolatry
Astrolatry is the worship of stars and other heavenly bodies as deities, or the association of deities with heavenly bodies.The most common instances of this are sun gods and moon gods in polytheisti...
Footprints (poem)
"Footprints", also known as "Footprints in the Sand", is a popular allegorical text written in prose.
This popular text describes a dream in which the person is walking on a beach with God. They l...
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Les Butors et la Finette
Les Butors et la Finette is a 1917 play by French dramatist François Porché. Described as a "symbolical and allegorical drama", with "shocking realism", the play was hailed as the best French drama o...
Roman de la Rose Digital Library
The Roman de la Rose Digital Library (Rose DL) is a joint project of the Sheridan Libraries of the Johns Hopkins University and the Bibliothèque nationale de France. The goal of the Rose DL is to cre...
Dioscorus of Aphrodito
Flavius Dioscorus (Greek: Φλαύϊος Διόσκορος Flauios Dioskoros) lived during the 6th century A.D. in the village of Aphrodito, Egypt, and therefore is called by modern scholars Dioscorus of Aphrodi...
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