10-1-07 - Venus of Urbino Domestic setting of the 16th...

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Venus of Urbino Domestic setting of the 16 th century Two large wedding chests in the background Commissioned by the duke of Urbino in 1538 More of an ordinary woman based on the way she is dressed She is not nude, but naked Tilts towards the beholder Looks out at us in coy fashion Acknowledges her sexuality Contemporary dog, symbolic of fidelity Painted by a male painter, for a male patron. Male POV. Inspiration in the form of the naked female body Women are equated with nature Prints by Durer Portrait of a male patron Artist is standing up, and the patron—though seated—has a commanding presence of the space Portrait of a female depiction No clothing, sensual markers Gaze of the artist, is much more empowered Woman is reclining Artist’s gaze directed between her legs Artemisia Ghrlandaio Inversion of male roles Seems very confident, composed Her head higher than the head of the man She is the one making the representation
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