Venus And The Lute Artist Analysis

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The Venus and the Lute Player was created by Tiziano Vecelli(o), also referred to as Titian. This piece of art was created on a canvas using oil circa 1565-1570. The artwork was made in a style similar to that of a portrait. The background is portrayed as a nature scene with only the left half of it exposed. The middle ground is composed of a red curtain which creates the division between the background and the foreground. The foreground consists of a lute player, the goddess Venus, and a baby angel. The lute player is playing the lute while looking at Venus, as if trying to court her, while Venus, nude yet covered in jewelry and surrounded by elements that represent beauty (the violin to her right and the recorder in her left hand), is looking the opposite way and being crowned by the baby angel with a crown made of flora. Venus’ stature and her being crowned gives her an essence of being greatly divine. The details within the background, such as the mountains and city area to the left, were created on a smaller scale, which alludes to background being a significant distance away from the foreground. The background also appears to be on a lower plain than that of the foreground, allowing one to believe the foreground is on a higher level of ground. The colors used in the background consist of bright and distinct blues, yellows, and greens compared to the way in which the colors used within the foreground are more deep reds. The contrast in colors allows for different

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