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Title Titian's "Venus of Urbino" / edited by Rona Goffen.

Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1997.

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Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  759.5 TITI    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiii, 168 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series Masterpieces of Western painting.
Masterpieces of Western painting.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 147-159) and index.
Contents Introduction / Rona Goffen -- 1. Titian, Ovid, and Sixteenth-Century Codes for Erotic Illustration / Carlo Ginzburg -- 2. So-And-So Reclining on Her Couch / David Rosand -- 3. Sex, Space, and Social History in Titian's Venus of Urbino / Rona Goffen -- 4. The Venus of Urbino, or the Archetype of a Glance / Daniel Arasse -- 5. Veiling the Venus of Urbino / Mary Pardo -- 6. Olympia's Choice / T. J. Clark.
Summary A 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 six 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.
Other author Goffen, Rona, 1944-2004.
Subject Titian, approximately 1488-1576. Venus of Urbino.
Titian, approximately 1488-1576.
Nude in art.
Variant Title Venus of Urbino.
ISBN 0521444489 (hardback)
0521449006 (paperback)