Example sentences for: allegorical

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  • The extravagant ballroom and soaring allegorical frescoes like Giambattista Tiepolo’s Merit between Virtue and Nobility in the “Throne Room” (actually for Rezzonico weddings) and others, more wistful, by Guardi all catch the tone of a declining Venice and the frivolous lives of the idle rich.

  • Read this allegorical passage by the newly re-elected House majority leader, then answer the questions below.

  • Look out for Veronese’s Rape of Europa and Tintoretto’s Bacchus and Ariadne and Vulcan’s Forge in the Anticollegio; a masterly allegorical series by Veronese glorifying Venice in the Sala del Collegio, where foreign ambassadors were received; and weapons and suits of armor in the Armory (Sala d’Armi).

  • Michelangelo’s greatest work here is reserved for two minor members of the family, Lorenzo’s grandson, Lorenzo the Duke of Urbino, portrayed as a pensive Roman soldier above two allegorical figures of Dawn (female) and Dusk (male), and his son, Giuliano the Duke of Nemours, more warrior-like above figures of Night (female) and Day (male).

  • Also, no New Yorker correspondent would include details of clothing unless it were to make some larger, allegorical point about the subject.


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