Event Title

It’s Not What it Looks Like, I’m Just Sleeping

Location

Learning Commons @ Perry Library, Room 1306

Start Date

18-2-2017 10:15 AM

End Date

18-2-2017 11:15 AM

Description

Giorgione can be considered one of the most influential painters in the Venetian Renaissance. Venice was a bustling merchant city always striving towards dominance and control. In order to achieve this goal, Venice crafted a myth that separated them from the rest of the world. Giorgione’s Sleeping Venus is a perfect example of this myth creation in action. This image is typically seen as specifically designed for the male viewer. By taking into consideration the formal elements and social context at the time, this painting can be seen as a depiction of Venice and the Virgin Mary.

Comments

Art History Session 2: Persistent Symbols: Art and Meaning
Mentor: Dr. Anne H. Muraoka

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Feb 18th, 10:15 AM Feb 18th, 11:15 AM

It’s Not What it Looks Like, I’m Just Sleeping

Learning Commons @ Perry Library, Room 1306

Giorgione can be considered one of the most influential painters in the Venetian Renaissance. Venice was a bustling merchant city always striving towards dominance and control. In order to achieve this goal, Venice crafted a myth that separated them from the rest of the world. Giorgione’s Sleeping Venus is a perfect example of this myth creation in action. This image is typically seen as specifically designed for the male viewer. By taking into consideration the formal elements and social context at the time, this painting can be seen as a depiction of Venice and the Virgin Mary.