Example sentences for: allegorical

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  • In the Sala della Pace (Hall of Peace, council chamber of the Nine Patricians), the full force of Siena’s civic pride strikes home in the impressive allegorical frescoes (1337–1339) by another local master, Ambrogio Lorenzetti.

  • The interior continues the bands of black and white marble, while elaborately inlaid marble paving  — one of the cathedral’s primary attractions, with large sections regularly covered for protection — covers the floor with 56 pictures of biblical and allegorical themes, done over two centuries by some 40 artists.

  • Campbell held that the ancient mythologies and religions are allegorical and that there was no real distinction between gods and goddesses, who were given sexual identity when in human form only to make them more meaningful.

  • 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.

  • Reality and Dreams has a typical Spark plot, artificial and suspenseful as a mystery thriller, full of clues and malice, yet elusively allegorical.


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