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Allegory of Fortune

Allegory of Fortune. Lippi, Lorenzo 1606-1665. The depiction of a human figure personifying an abstract concept such as youth or beauty is called an allegory. The young woman in this painting is an allegory of fortune and the monkey, who appears to be selecting playing cards, symbolises chance. The association of fortune with man?s ability to shape his destiny by swift, decisive action was a popular concept during the Renaissance. It derived from the classical idea of fortune being an unpredictable force which must be seized to ensure success. Born in Florence, Lippi was a pupil of Matteo Rosselli from whom he learnt the fine, searching drawing skills of the Florentine workshop tradition. During the 1630s Lippi drew increasingly from nature, a skill described by his biographer Balducci as ?his pure imitation of reality?. Lippi also developed a restrained, classical style that abandoned the richly patterned fabrics and elaborate jewellery favoured by other Seventeenth century Florentine painters

© National Museums NI / MARY EVANS

Tanks for fuel for the ships and for the factory. Grytviken Whaling Station, open to visitors Featured Related Images Image

Tanks for fuel for the ships and for the factory. Grytviken Whaling Station, open to visitors

Tanks for fuel for the ships and for the factory. Grytviken Whaling Station, open to visitors, but most walls and roofs of the factory have been demolished for safety reasons. South Georgia Island

© Martin Zwick / Danita Delimont

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20087714

USA Florida Orlando Walt Disney World Resort. Artists palette in French section of EPCOT Center World Showcase. Travel Tourism Holiday Vacation Explore Recreation Leisure Sightseeing Tourist Attraction Tour Destination Trip Journey Daytrip Resort France French Paris Parisian Section EPCOT Center Centre Orlando Florida FL Disneyworld Walt Disney World United States Of America American USA US North Northern Showcase Amusement Theme Park Vivid Vibrant Board Artists Artist Artists Art Artistic Variety Choice Several Many Untidy Irregular Pattern Patterned Traditional Tradition Painting Career Job Occupation Profession Hobby Pastime Culture Cultural Livelihood Palette Oils Watercolours Watercolors Paint Brush Brushes Still Life Outside External Exterior Painter Materials Abstract Graphic Graphical Concept Conceptual Colourful Colorful Colour Color American North America United States of America Classic Classical Historical Older Western Europe

© Mel Longhurst eye ubiquitous / hutchison