Italian School (17th century) Allegory of Poetry oil painting bay leaves poem
As a literary device, an allegory is a metaphor in which a character, place or event is used to deliver a broader message about real-world issues and occurrences. Allegory (in the sense of the practice and use of allegorical devices and works) has occurred widely throughout history in all forms of art, largely because it can readily illustrate or convey complex ideas and concepts in ways that are comprehensible or striking to its viewers, readers, or listeners. Writers or speakers typically use allegories as literary devices or as rhetorical devices that convey (semi-)hidden or complex meanings through symbolic figures, actions, imagery, or events, which together create the moral, spiritual, or political meaning the author wishes to convey.
Poetry is a literature that evokes a concentrated imaginative awareness of experience or a specific emotional response through language chosen and arranged for its meaning, sound, and rhythm. On this beautiful artwork, the female character representing Poetry stands looking to an imaginary upper right corner of the painting.
The artist delivered an exquisite quality painting and an understanding sense of symbolisms through her - she is dressed with blue and white drappery, and some bay leaves on her head. The most known version of an allegory of Poetry is hanging at the Gallerie Corsini in Florence and has been painted by Carlo Dolci, with many look alikes to our version here presented. A restoration would fit great but it's quite fine as is. The artwork is much better than shown on pictures.
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- Size: Medium
- Region of Origin: Europe
- Handmade: Yes
- Artist: Anonymous
- Production Technique: Oil Painting
- Framing: Unframed
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Italy
- Style: Baroque
- Material: Canvas
- Time Period Produced: Pre-1700
- Personalize: No
- Type: Painting
- Title: An allegory of poetry
- Features: One of a Kind (OOAK)
- Subject: Poetry, Poem, Allegory, Female, Mythology, Portrait
- Certificate of Authenticity (COA): No
- Signed: No
- Year of Production: Unknown
- Original/Licensed Reproduction: Original
- Unit of Sale: Single Piece