Rokeby Venus (A2)
Spanish writing exercise

Venus del Espejo

Iker just visited a museum where he saw a painting by Velázquez. In this exercise you'll practise "acabar de + inf", direct object pronouns, the causal connector "porque" and El Pretérito Perfecto Compuesto.

Pay attention to the hints! Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "painting", "god/goddess", "mirror", "strategic" and "Baroque".

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I just left the museum and I saw the Rokeby Venus. This painting is by Velázquez. The goddess Venus is lying on a bed looking at herself in a mirror, while her son Cupid, god of sensual love, is holding it. Velázquez achieves depth in the painting thanks to a strategic placement of all objects in the painting. I love this work because Baroque is my favorite style.

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