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Chapter 16 The High Renaissance

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Chapter 16 – The High Renaissance In Italy
Q1. Erotic nature during the Venetian Renaissance is not necessarily about the subject’s nudity. Many figures are nude or partially nude in Renaissance paintings and it is not considered erotic. The pose of the figure has a lot to do with whether it is seen as erotic. In Giorgione’s Sleeping Venus the woman raises her arm, exposing her armpit, which is supposed to be associated with seduction in that time, perhaps because a woman’s armpit would usually only be exposed while lying down relaxed, or in bed with a man. In both Giorgione’s Venus and Titain’s Venus of Urbino, the placement of the women’s hands also suggest eroticism. It is sort of interesting how in other works around this time, when a woman

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