Family and early life[ edit ] Modigliani's birthplace in Livorno Modigliani was born into a Sephardic Jewish family in LivornoItaly. A port city, Livorno had long served as a refuge for those persecuted for their religion, and was home to a large Jewish community.
Commonly placed in a composition that accentuates the glow of their skin, they are seen close up and usually straight on, their stylized bodies span the entire width of the canvas, and their hands and feet normally remain inside the picture's frame.
Sometimes asleep, they most often face the viewer. This innovation, pioneered by the Venetian painter Giorgione, led directly to the work of artists such as Titian, Rubens, Goya, Manet and many others, until the genre evolved far from its original interpretation.
The first female reclining nude in European painting is Giorgione's The Sleeping Venus, painted in It pictures a reclining nude and is one of the first modern works of art in which the female figure is the principal and only subject of the picture.
Giorgione's Sleeping Venus is to the development of the painted nude as Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa is to the development of the painted portrait. It inaugurated the nude in a landscape setting as one of the great themes of European art.
Giorgione's contouring line and modeling of paint suggests true feeling and form. Not painted for sexual desire or erotic stimulation, she is depicted as a goddess sleeping and unaware you are peeping in on her.
Giorgione has made us the spectators, voyeurs into her private world. He has taken this subject seriously and for the first time the female nude is painted poetry with a new visual language. The scenery of Giorgione's Sleeping Venus is characterized by contrasts: Yet the effect is completely unified.
The very presence of the beautiful Venus is one of the mysteries of European painting. It is the outstanding masterpiece of the Venetian Renaissance, the summit of Giorgione's creative career. However, he died before he could complete it, therefore, the painting may have been completed by his pupil, Titian.
By studying the early works of Titian, it is evident he was under the spell of Giorgione, with whom he had a close relationship. In Titian assisted Giorgione with fresco decoration in Venice, then after Giorgione's early death init fell to Titian to complete a number of his unfinished paintings.
The authorship of some of Giorgione's famous works is still disputed: Countless variations of the Sleeping Venus have followed through the centuries.
Cranach's River Nymph at the Fountain shows how even far lesser artists took up the motif, which had now become a favorite of German aristocrats. During the s, as Titian's fame was spreading throughout Europe, he first met the emperor Charles V of Italy and painted his portrait.
Charles was so pleased with it that he appointed Titian court painter and elevated him to the rank of Count Palatine and Knight of the Golden Spur, an unprecedented honor for a painter.
Titian's Venus is a complete contrast of Giorgione's subtle poetry and idyllic remoteness. This Venus is not an unattainable goddess, unaware of our presence. Titian paints his Venus awake and looking at the viewer with a sensual allure in her eyes.Find great deals on eBay for reclining nude.
Shop with confidence. Reclining Nude by Lidia Guibert, Lidia Guibert Ferrara Sensuous, voluptuous, provocative-the female form has inspired artists for centuries, making the female nude perhaps the most common subject in the history of painting.
The reclining female nude was a popular subject in nineteenth-century French painting.
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Prior to the 14th century it did not have such narcissistic undertones, and merely meant futility. The related term vainglory is now often seen as an archaic synonym for vanity, but originally meant boasting in vain, i.e.
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