In my quest for getting outside myself and experiencing other points of view I came across how the device allegory is used in contemporary visual art. Curator Laura Steward discusses and shares an exhibit, "Cryptic" she curated which combines the work of Goya with contemporary paintings and sculpture. She asserts that the question needed to be asked about art is not "What does this mean?" but instead "How does this work create meaning?"
Cryptic: The Use of Allegory in Contemporary Art with a Master Class from Goya | Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis