Allegory of War- Jan Brueghal the Younger

 

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The painting depicts a city in the midst of chaos; smoke and fire emerge from the city line in the background while various animals viciously battle next to a pile of weapons, armor, and other various war objects. Two humans, one wearing a red cape and traditional war attire during that time and carrying a sword, and the other carrying a torch and donning a sort of toga, appear to be running from the right side of the painting as if to inspect the anarchy. Continue reading