Titian (Tiziano Vecellio) (Italian, ca. 1485/90?–1576). Venus and Adonis. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Jules Bache Collection, 1949 (49.7.16)

Venus y Adonis. Hendrick Goltzius (1614).

Titian, Venus with a Mirror, 1560

Alexandre Cabanel (French, 1823–1889). The Birth of Venus, 1875. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of John Wolfe, 1893 (94.24.1)

Titian–Tiziano Vecelli or Tiziano Vecellio (Italian c. 1488/1490–1576) Venere di Urbino (Venus of Urbino), 1538. Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence.

Paolo Veronese (Italian, 1528-1588). Mars and Venus United by Love. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Rare painting of the Italian painter Tiziano Vecellio showing the Ottoman Turkish Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent.

Titian (c. 1490 - 1576), Venus with a Mirror, c. 1555, detail

Venus, Sandro Botticelli

Franciscan Cherubs A gleeful trio of chubby tykes invite smiles. Cast from a European estate garden statuary. Mossy fiber stone. 19 x 9 x 23”. USA.

Titian (Italian, ca. 1485/90?–1576) and Workshop. Venus and the Lute Player, ca. 1565–70. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Munsey Fund, 1936 (36.29) | Much has been written about the meaning of Titian's paintings of Venus. In addition to celebrating love and music (Venus pauses from making music to be crowned by Cupid), they have been thought to address the Neo-Platonic debate of seeing versus hearing as the primary means for perceiving beauty.

Johannes Vermeer, A Woman Asleep, 1657

Auguste Renoir (French, 1841–1919). Young Girl Bathing, 1892. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Robert Lehman Collection, 1975 (1975.1.199) | Renoir painted a great many canvases of single bathers in outdoor settings, timeless studies of fulsome young women. Innocent yet sensual, this charming nude would have pleased Renoir's audience in the later nineteenth century.

Antonio Canova, Adonis and Venus, detail

Pompeo Batoni (Italian, 1708–1787). Diana and Cupid, 1761. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

William-Adolphe Bouguereau - Evening Mood, 1882

Titian, Tiziano Vecelli, or Tiziano Vecellio (Italian c. 1488/1490–1576) [Venetian School] Venus recreándose en la música (Venus Reveling in Music), 1555. Museo del Prado, Madrid, Spain.

Sandro Boticelli's "The Birth of Venus", 1486, Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence. Most paintings of women during the middle Ages symbolize the Virgin Mary, showing her in a demure appearance with an angelic smile and covered head. So Botticelli's depiction of a beautiful goddess, not only an obvious symbol of pagan mythology but also painted as a nude was groundbreaking.

Italian Art ~ #Italian #Art #Italianart #artwork #painter #painting ~ Sandro Botticelli (1445-1510), Italian painter.

Titian (TIZIANO Vecellio) - Mark Enthroned with Saints (detail) c. 1510 Oil on canvas Santa Maria della Salute, Venice

"Pigmalión y Galatea" Jean Léon Gérôme - óleo sobre lienzo - 1892 - (Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, United States))