Venus Of Urbino And Cranach's Nymph Of The Spring

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At a first glance, it is apparent that Titian’s Venus of Urbino and Cranach’s Nymph of the Spring share many similarities. One major similarity between these two pieces is the time period in which both were made in. Titian’s Venus of Urbino was made in 1538 while Cranach’s Nymph of the Spring was created around the year 1537. Both paintings depict women laying down comfortably in the nude as the main subjects of each piece. Both pieces could be considered portraits of these women. The amount of similarities at hand are easily outnumbered by the amount of differences present between the two pieces. Even with the two paintings being created within the span of a year apart, they each have different styles. Titian’s Venus of Urbino, created in…show more content…
The medium of the Venus of Urbino is oil on canvas while the Nymph of the Spring’s medium is oil on wood. The wood allows for the Nymph of the Spring to have a more nature oriented feeling while the canvas allows the Venus of Urbino to have a more fleshy texture, which can connect to the eroticism of the piece.
The Venus of Urbino is representative of the realism style due to the shaping of the subjects action and the setting surrounding her. The Nymph of the Spring style may be considered idealism considering the environment that the subject is in and the scene being portrayed is less likely to happen than that of the Venus of Urbino.
It is apparent that the Venus of Urbino and the Nymph of the Spring consist of more differences than similarities. Having these two pieces being made so close in time to each other, would have one believing that the two pieces would have more in common. These two pieces of art are an example of how different regions and events, such as the Renaissances, can drastically change the perspective of artists and their works regardless of how small the time gap between pieces can
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