Comparing Rokeby's, Titian's & Giorgione's Paintings of Venus


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Which artist depicts Venus sleeping?

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1. Which artist uses a Baroque style in his painting of Venus?

2. Which artist painted his Venus for the Duke of Urbino on the occasion of the Duke's wedding?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Art historians often compare the ways Giorgione, Titian, and Velazquez painted the reclining, nude figure of Venus to better understand the similarities and differences in their styles and treatment of the subject. This quiz/worksheet combo helps you understand how each artist's details, techniques, and goals resulted in three distinct versions of Venus.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Unique features of Giorgione's painting of Venus
  • Details that distinguish each painting
  • Titian's commission for his painting of Venus
  • The different uses of background in the paintings
  • Baroque elements in the depiction of Venus

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allows you to test the following skills:

  • Information recall - access your knowledge on the paintings of Venus by Giorgione, Titian and Velazquez
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to explain the features of each artist's painting of Venus
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast Giorgione and Titian's portrayals of Venus

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson, Comparing Velazquez's, Titian's & Giorgione's Paintings of Venus. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the similarities and differences in the three paintings of Venus
  • Know the external factors that influenced the artists
  • Recognize the different uses of colors and contrasts in the three paintings
  • Describe the composition and spatial illusions in Velazquez's painting of Venus