COMPARE TITIAN'S VENUS OF URBINO WITH MICHELANGELO'S DAVID. DETERMINE HOW MEN AND WOMEN WERE PERCEIVED IN 16TH CENTURY ITALIAN SOCIETY.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 9, 2019, 10:36 pm ad1c9bdddf
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First, as you compare Titan's Venus of Urbino, you might suggest that it is highly erotic to our era with the full nudity and position of her arm and hand as she reclines and looks seductively toward the viewer with tilted head. However, as you assess it in the context of women in Italy, you might note that this piece might reflect gender at this time, especially in terms of unequal gender politics and power.
Because she seems to be on display for public consumption, I think it reiterates the position of women in 16th century Italy as objects. Research shows that ...
Two works of Italian art from the 16th century are assessed.