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Allegory (National Gallery Pocket Guides)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0300073208, Paperback)Painters in the past and commercial artists in our own day have relied on allegory to create "message pictures." This book illustrates and explains the main types of visual allegory in Western art and the contexts in which they were originally created and viewed.
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"When we say that Love is blind' or Time flies' - making concepts sound like living beings - we are using the language of allegory. Painters have long relied on allegory to create message pictures'. Once thought to rival literary works or political oratory in influence and prestige, such paintings, with their references to ancient myth, the Bible or astrology, all too often puzzle modern viewers. This book explains types of visual allegory in Western art, and the contexts in which they were originally created and viewed, through some of the most beautiful and intriguing pictures in the National Gallery, London."--BOOK JACKET.
2 editions of this book were published by Yale University Press.
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