Venus of Urbino is an oil painting produced in 1538 by Italian artist Titian.
In the near background, is the dog at the feet of the woman Venus and is the symbol of marital fidelity while in the background of the painting, the house maid or servant was looking down at the young girl as she rummages in a chest symbolizes motherhood. The painting was for private and domestic purposes only and therefore used as a gift from husband to wife because of the strong sensuality of Venus in this painting.
The model for the painting (a woman named Venus) has been assumed as Angela del Moro, a highly paid courtesan in Venice and a well-known companion of Titian. The pose of the nude woman and her expressions was certainly a tribute to his close friend cum Master Giorgione who in 1510 had painted a very similar subject namely the Sleeping Venus. It was Titian who used wise colors, contrasts and allusions to achieve the goal of representing the perfect Renaissance woman Venus which becomes the symbol of love, beauty and fertility in Urbino.