Tiziano Vecelli or Tiziano Vecellio (c. 1485 - August 27, 1576), better known as Titian, was the leader of the 16th-century Venetian school of the Italian Renaissance. He was born in Pieve di Cadore, near Belluno (Veneto), in the Republic of Venice. During his lifetime he was often called Da Cadore, taken from the place of his birth.

Recognized by his contemporaries as "the sun amidst small stars" (recalling the famous final line of Dante's Paradiso), Titian was one of the most versatile of Italian painters, equally adept with portraits and landscapes (two genres that first brought him fame), mythological and religious subjects. His painting methods, particularly in the application and use of color, would exercise a profound influence not only on painters of the Italian Renaissance, but on future generations of Western art.

During the course of his long life Titian's artistic manner changed drastically; however he retained a lifelong interest in colour. His mature works may not contain the vivid, luminous tints of his early pieces, however their loose brushwork and subtlety of polychromatic modulations are without precedent in the history of Western art.

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The Venus of Urbino 1538 - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
The Venus of Urbino 1538
Polyptych of the Resurrection, Archangel Gabriel - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Polyptych of the Resurrection, Archangel Gabriel
Cain and Abel - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Cain and Abel
Adam and Eve - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Adam and Eve
Bacchanal - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Bacchanal
David and Goliath - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
David and Goliath
Orpheus and Eurydice - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Orpheus and Eurydice
Penitent St Mary Magdalene - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Penitent St Mary Magdalene
Portrait of Pope Julius II - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Portrait of Pope Julius II
Diana and Actaeon 1559 - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Diana and Actaeon 1559
Spain Succouring Religion - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Spain Succouring Religion
Assumption (Assunta) - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Assumption (Assunta)

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