Authentic Venus

In this feminist retelling of Titian’s, Venus of Urbino, the viewer is confronted by a woman in her personal space.

Finished Painting (4' x 3')
 
The image of Venus has been explored by artists for centuries, and particularly as an object of the male gaze. In this retelling of Titian’s, Venus of Urbino, the viewer is confronted by a woman in her personal space. Venus is not placed on the bed to be observed—instead, it is the viewer that is observed by Venus.
Detail
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The painting Authentic Venus is referencing.
 
Titian, Venus of Urbino, 1538, oil on canvas, 119.20 x 165.50 cm
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