Saturday, November 27, 2010

Venus of Urbino, Titian


Venus of Urbino shows the voluptuous body of a young lady. It is particularly erotic in that the woman is staring directly at the viewing audience and not in a coy manner; she almost invites your gaze, seeming unabashedly nude and proud. The women behind her do not seem to share her sense of immodesty. They search frantically for clothes from a similar chest that this piece of art would have been featured on top of. Between the open display of her body, her questionable left hand, and the sleeping symbol of fidelity at her feet, one can question the general decorum of this woman. 

1 comment:

  1. Where can I get a electronic (300 dpi) image of Venus of Urbino?

    Thank you

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