Symbolism and Allegory - What's It all about?
NOTE: This online class is created to enhance your artistic general knowledge - This is a good addition while learning about painting and art in general.
Literary Terms & Art Appreciation: Symbolism And Allegory
Don't be lost the next time you visit a museum. This class will teach you how to interpret old paintings to enrich your overall artistic experience.
Discover the hidden language of the Old Masters while learning to decode many of their paintings. If you are an artist, the benefit to understanding this is to inject and add another meaning to YOUR original artwork.
Symbolism in art has been used throughout history. It is a way for artists to include deeper meaning through the use of color, line, design or through the use of symbolic objects within the composition.
Discover the hidden language of the Old Masters while learning to decode their complex and amazing works of art.
When creating this painting below, artist Neadeen Masters chose to explore and reflect on these traditional methods of communication and use symbolism and allegory as part of the creative process.
It was used as a guide and ‘tool’ to express the deeper meaning of the painting. Discover how this is done and how you too can give your paintings a deeper meaning. Learn as Neadeen explains the process and delves into the historical use of these concepts.
An Artist's Point Of View By Neadeen Masters - copyright 2006
|Once understood, allegory appeals to the imagination of the viewer, it can lead the viewer to interpret the work literally or symbolically. Besides, it makes trips to museums way more fun!|
Allegory in art is an intellectual concept used to make a point, explain deeper meaning and most of all, to tell a story.
The artist will use objects or people or elements in a painting to show certain symbolic reference or meaning. Each element acts like the pieces of a puzzle to make the whole statement or express the artist's 'abstract' idea.
Register for this class and open your eyes to this amazing language of the Old Masters. This introductory class gets you started, thinking through the eyes of the Old Masters...
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