Theartwork concept is pragmatically referred to as a study of objects ofarts in their historical stylistic development, design and context.This particular essay focuses on the masterpiece ‘Venusof Urbino (1538) By Titianpainted during the period known as the high resistance and GrandeOdalisque (1814) by Ingrespainted during the period referred to as Romanticism. The depictionof the female nudity in the art history exists in plenty and does thearchetype from which these nudes got styled (Honour,&amp Fleming).The essay is also a study of methods structures and standardized artpractice in different times.

Comparisonand contrasts a portrait of Venusof Urbino (1538) By Titian andGrande Odalisque (1814) by Ingres

Culturalcontext of each work


Theoil portrait of GrandeOdalisque (1814) by Ingresdepicts an odalisque or concubine. Ingres contemporaries consideredthe artwork so as to signify breaks from Neoclassicism that indicatea shift towards exotic Romanticism. The artwork attracted broadcriticism when it was initially shown that has been especially notedfor the elongated proportions and lack of anatomical realism. GrandeOdalisque is currently displayed in Louvre, Paris.

OnIngres, GrandeOdalisque (1814),the work is full of sensuality, idealization, and mystery. Thebackground seems quite undefined with a purported black portion thatmakes the masterpiece more attractive. The diverse shades of bluishclothing and the decorations make the picture more appealing to theviewer which is a Neo-Classical style. The woman’s gaze like TitansVenus is directed straight towards the spectator and the fan made ofpeacock feathers in her hand looks as if it has been used. Theodalisque pose and the size provide a deeper implication even thoughit is much more than a naked lady staring at the viewers. She fullyreplicates her life as a concubine on her duty. She reflects a ladywith intense thoughts, emotions, and complex feelings. Themasterpiece is in Louvre,Parisand was created so as represent the global thematic approach onartworks about the Asian cultures.

Theportrait of Venusof Urbino (1538)By Titian is one of the best-known and most aggressive paintings ofTitan. Titan is deliberated to have been an outstanding painter ofthe 16th Century who remains to be one of the significant figures inthe Western art history. The Venusof Urbinoportrays a young female model that feeds the uncertainty concerningthe protagonists’ social class by blurring generic margins. Thepainting displays a full-fledged masterpiece that balances rather thelanguid static character of reclining character with constant vibrantcomponents. Venusof Urbino (1538)is one of the most celebrated works in his history. Titan, as a highRenaissance master, created the masterpiece that resonance that ofhis mentor, Giorgione but due his hard work, he surpasses it on botheroticism and beauty.

InVenusof Urbino (1538),the portrait portrays a nude young lady lying on the red highlightedbed propping herself on the pillows, with her vulva covered by herleft hand in an erotic posture. In behind her, two maids seem to belooking something in a ‘cassoni’ which is a traditional Italiannuptial chest that is specially made by the form so as to keep thebelongings a new bond.

(Venusof Urbino (1538) By Titian) (GrandeOdalisque (1814) by Ingres)

Stylisticcharacteristics of each work

InGrandeOdalisque (1814)by Ingres depicts nudity, the portrait creates an illusion of depthin their work because the artist calls on strong diagonal lines todraw the bed. The artist tries to bring us the reason for theportrait since it depicts the aspect of concubines. In the portraitof Venusof Urbino (1538)By Titian, the artists use the peacock feathers because, inRenaissance allegories, he personifies the aspect of lust since wecan see her touching herself in the picture seduces the nymphs. Titanuses strong curvilinear lines to the frame of the feathers that thewoman lays on thus drawing attention to the central point (Rosand). Both artists’ elucidates the surface turned towards it but leavestheirs in shadows making sturdy chiaroscuro effect and sagacity ofRomanticism.


Thematerial used to make the portrait of Venusof Urbinohas a texture that appears to be smooth, and the edge of the portraitis dark demonstrating the young female model that feeds the vaguenessconcerning the protagonists’ social position by blurring genericlimits. The texture used to make the portrait of GrandeOdalisque (1814)looks very clear and bright denoting exotic Romanticism. What makesthis good comparison is that both of the portraits have a uniquebackground. The collage-style bright background that both portraitshave is more similar to what modern artists would use since itengrosses various colors.


Inconclusions, Venusof Urbino (1538) andGrande Odalisque (1814)have allowed humans throughout the period that they used to expressthemselves and also communicate diverse emotions to others (Weston).s act as an exceptional means for those who find it hard toexpress themselves in the approach they wish to teach.


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