Allegory of the senses  

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Allegory of the senses is a genre of painting[1].

Depictions of the five traditional senses as allegory became a popular subject for seventeenth-century artists, especially among Dutch and Flemish Baroque painters. A typical example is Gérard de Lairesse's Allegory of the Five Senses (1668), in which each of the figures in the main group allude to a sense.

The Blind Girl (1856) by John Everett Millais has also been interpreted as an allegory of the senses.

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