Titian's "Venus of Urbino" Descriptive Essay by Bookish Ivan

Titian's "Venus of Urbino"
Analysis of the symbolism and intent of Titian's "Venus of Urbino".
# 59420 | 1,141 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2001 | US
Published on Jun 18, 2005 in Art (History) , Art (Painting) , Art (Fine Art)

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This paper briefly describes Titian's painting, "Venus of Urbino," and then takes a look at the various interpretations of the painting. The paper also explains how the painting differs from earlier paintings of Venus.

From the Paper:

"Titian's Venus of Urbino is a painting that may be regarded and evaluated on many levels. It was also in many senses a revolutionary painting. Titian chose to depict this woman's nudity in a way that was very unusual, and has since sparked controversy as to the intent of the painting. There are many possible and opposing interpretations of the painting. Some would call it mere pornography, while others have referred to it as a perfect expression of female beauty. There have also been various speculations as to who the woman who posed for the painting was and how she was related to the artist and the patron of the painting. However, no matter how the painting is judged, it must be regarded as a stunning integration of both human and supernatural beauty."

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