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Titian's 'Venus of Urbino'

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Arguably the quintessential work of the High Renaissance in Venice, Titian's Venus of Urbino also represents one of the major themes of western art: the female nude. But how did Titian intend this work to be received? Is she Venus, as the popular title - a modern invention - implies; or is she merely a courtesan? This book tackles this and other questions in five essays by European and American art historians. Examining the work within the context of Renaissance art theory, as well as the psychology and society of sixteenth-century Italy, and even in relation to Manet's nineteenth-century "translation" of the work, their observations begin and end with the painting itself, and with appreciation of Titian's great achievement in creating this archetypal image of feminine beauty.

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Author(s):
Rona Goffen
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1997
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0521449006
ISBN-13:
9780521449007
Number of pages:
168
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Title:
Titian's 'Venus of Urbino'

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Arguably the quintessential work of the High Renaissance in Venice, Titian's Venus of Urbino also represents one of the major themes of western art: the female nude. But how did Titian intend this work to be received? Is she Venus, as the popular title - a modern invention - implies; or is she merely a courtesan? This book tackles this and other questions in five essays by European and American art historians. Examining the work within the context of Renaissance art theory, as well as the psychology and society of sixteenth-century Italy, and even in relation to Manet's nineteenth-century "translation" of the work, their observations begin and end with the painting itself, and with appreciation of Titian's great achievement in creating this archetypal image of feminine beauty.

Author(s):
Rona Goffen
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1997
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0521449006
ISBN-13:
9780521449007
Number of pages:
168
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Title:
Titian's 'Venus of Urbino'

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