Representation of «Progress» by allegory
Allegory is a figurative mode of representation conveying meaning other than the literal. Allegory communicates its message by means of symbolic figures, actions or symbolic representation. Allegory is generally treated as a figure of rhetoric, but an allegory does not have to be expressed in language: it may be addressed to the eye, and is often found in realistic painting, sculpture or some other form of mimetic, or representative art. Simply put, an allegory is a device used to present an idea, principle or meaning, which can be presented in literary form, such as a poem or novel, or in visual form, such as in painting or sculpture. As a literary device, an allegory in its most general sense is an extended metaphor. As an artistic device, an allegory is a visual symbolic representation.
The word allegory comes from Latin allegoria, the latinisation of the Greek ἀλληγορία (allegoria), “veiled language, figurative”, from ἄλλος (allos), “another, different” + ἀγορεύω (agoreuo), “to harangue, to speak in the assembly” and that from ἀγορά (agora), “assembly”.
[from: Allegory in Wikipedia]
allegory / allegories for «Progress»:
|• poetical allegories||• spirit of progress|
|• xxx xxx xxx|
|• visual allegories||• fire/light|
|• spirit of progress|
|• wheels, wings (speed) of progress|
|• height of progress|
|• xxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxx|
|• musical allegories||• spirit of progress|