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Tag Archives: Allegory

In the Gallery: Young Girl Reclining by Auguste-René Rodin c. 1884



Inspired by a trip to Italy, French sculptor François-Auguste-René Rodin created his first major sculpture in 1875. Throughout the course of his career…

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#1 John Steuart Curry – Parade to War



John Steuart Curry enrolled in classes at the Kansas City Art Institute while still a junior in high school in rural Kansas. Initially he earned a living illustrating popular stories of the Wild West. Curry entered the most productive and successful period of his career in the 1930s. He taught at Cooper Union and the […]

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#39 Paulus Bor: Allegory of Avarice (The Miserly Woman)



The old, miserly looking woman embodies the deadly sin of greed. She sits on a low stool amidst moneybags and pots of coins. Her homely spindle is discarded on the floor and the fire and lamp are extinguished.

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