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Angular Momentum Allegory & MythologyNew Artisan Timepiece Collection

Angular Momentum has released its new Artisan Timepiece Collection with Verre Èglomisé miniature paintings on the reverse of the crystal, called Allegory & Mythology. Allegory teaches a lesson through symbolism. 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 that 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. An example of a simple visual allegory is the image of the grim reaper. Viewers understand that the image of the grim reaper is a symbolic representation of death. Nevertheless, images and fictions with several possible interpretations are not allegories in the true sense. Furthermore, not every fiction with general application is an allegory.

As mentioned above, allegory is often found in realistic painting, especially those from the 17th century have aroused our interest. Now Angular Momentum has released a collection of Verre Èglomisé Timepieces with miniature paintings on the reverse of glass dials, miniatures painted after the works of the Dutch Baroque painters among them Pieter Pauwel Rubens,(1577-1640).