ÃÂ· With reference to Titian and two other examples, each form a different time frame, examine the depiction of the nude as a reflection of concerns, attitudes and beliefs of the respective artists' time
Titian, Ingres and Manet all have painted nude but through different periods in time. The depiction of the nude has changed over time through a reflection of concerns, attitudes and beliefs.
Titans painting of the nude was greatly influenced by the attitudes and beliefs of the time. Titian was painting in the Renaissance period; the Renaissance was a time to move forward, a time of progress. Artists revived ancient forms and borrowed subjects from Roman history, and imitated classical art. A new naturalistic representation of the human figure also emerged. So with this in mind Titian was bringing in new ideas and doing new and different things with art. So naturally when he painted "the Venus of Urbino", which was a reclining nude it caused a lot of commotion.
The nude figure was a popular subject in the Renaissance period.
The depiction of the nude in the renaissance was highly acceptable, but Titians, Venus of Urbino dared to bring humanism in. Humanism by definition means: Humanism A cultural and intellectual movement of the Renaissance that emphasized secular concerns as a result of the rediscovery and study of the literature, art, and civilization of ancient Greece and Rome. This meaning that titan was trying to accomplish a reclining nude more real to this progressive time. By bringing in humanism into his work it created uproar. The way he brought humanism into his painting was by making the Venus which was a god like figure look directly at the viewer bringing it closer to life and almost creating a relationship with the...