Allegory of the Five Senses  

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Allegory of the Five Senses[1] (1668) is a painting of the five senses by Gérard de Lairesse. Each of the figures in the main group allude to a sense: Sight is the reclining boy with a convex mirror, hearing is the cupid-like boy with a triangle, smell is represented by the girl with flowers, taste is represented by the woman with the fruit, and touch is represented by the woman holding the bird.




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