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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
Portrait of Pope Julius II - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Portrait of Pope Julius II
Spain Succouring Religion - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Spain Succouring Religion
Diana and Actaeon 1559 - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Diana and Actaeon 1559
Assumption (Assunta) - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Assumption (Assunta)
The Tribute Money 1516 - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
The Tribute Money 1516
Penitent St Mary Magdalene - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Penitent St Mary Magdalene
Diana and Callisto (detail 1) - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Diana and Callisto (detail 1)
Martyrdom of St Lawrence - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Martyrdom of St Lawrence
Worship of Venus 1519 - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Worship of Venus 1519
Venus and the lute player - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Venus and the lute player
Rape Of Europa - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Rape Of Europa
Sisyphus - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Sisyphus
Venus with Organist and Cupid 1548 - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Venus with Organist and Cupid 1548
The Three Ages of Man 1511-12 - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
The Three Ages of Man 1511-12
Feast of the Gods - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Feast of the Gods
Annunciation 2 - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Annunciation 2
Francesco Maria della Rovere, Duke of Urbino 1536-38 - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Francesco Maria della Rovere, Duke of Urbino 1536-38
Sacrifice of Isaac - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Sacrifice of Isaac
Flora - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Flora
Bacchus and Ariadne - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Bacchus and Ariadne
The Death of St Peter Martyr (draw) - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
The Death of St Peter Martyr (draw)
Self-Portrait c. 1562 - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Self-Portrait c. 1562
Portrait of a Young Woman (draw) - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Portrait of a Young Woman (draw)
Madonna and Child - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Madonna and Child
Christ and the Good Thief - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Christ and the Good Thief
Assumption of the Virgin (detail-3) 1516-18 - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Assumption of the Virgin (detail-3) 1516-18
La Bella - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
La Bella
Rape of Europa 2 - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Rape of Europa 2
Emperor Charles V at Muhlberg 1548 - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Emperor Charles V at Muhlberg 1548
Bacchus and Ariadne (detail 2) - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Bacchus and Ariadne (detail 2)
Sacred and Profane Love (detail-2)  1514 - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Sacred and Profane Love (detail-2) 1514
Tarquin and Lucretia - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Tarquin and Lucretia
Venus Blindfolding Cupid c. 1565 - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Venus Blindfolding Cupid c. 1565
Bacchanal of the Andrians (detail) - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Bacchanal of the Andrians (detail)
Danae - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Danae
Violante (or La Bella Gatta) - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Violante (or La Bella Gatta)
Pieta 1576 - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Pieta 1576
A Knight of Malta - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
A Knight of Malta
Jupiter and Antiope (Pardo Venus) - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Jupiter and Antiope (Pardo Venus)
Federico Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Federico Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua
Portrait of Giulio Romano - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Portrait of Giulio Romano
Bacchus and Ariadne (detail 1) - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Bacchus and Ariadne (detail 1)
Venus and Adonis - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Venus and Adonis
Portrait of Isabella of Portugal - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Portrait of Isabella of Portugal
Polyptych of the Resurrection, St Sebastian - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Polyptych of the Resurrection, St Sebastian
The Vicious Husband - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
The Vicious Husband
The Tribute Money - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
The Tribute Money
Cupid with the Wheel of Fortune - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Cupid with the Wheel of Fortune
The Young Englishman - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
The Young Englishman
The Descent of the Holy Ghost - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
The Descent of the Holy Ghost
Danae and the Shower of Gold - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Danae and the Shower of Gold
Ecce Homo - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Ecce Homo
Portrait of a Venetian nobleman - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Portrait of a Venetian nobleman
Christ Carrying the Cross c. 1565 - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Christ Carrying the Cross c. 1565
Portrait of the Doge Francesco Venier - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Portrait of the Doge Francesco Venier
Noli me Tangere (Do Not Touch Me) - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Noli me Tangere (Do Not Touch Me)
Death of Actaeon 1562 - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Death of Actaeon 1562
Empress Isabel of Portugal 1548 - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Empress Isabel of Portugal 1548
Bacchus and Ariadne [detail: 1] - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Bacchus and Ariadne [detail: 1]
St. John the Evangelist on Patmos - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
St. John the Evangelist on Patmos
Allegory of Time Governed by Prudence 1565-70 - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Allegory of Time Governed by Prudence 1565-70
Venus of Urbino (Venere di Urbino) - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Venus of Urbino (Venere di Urbino)
Venus in front of the mirror - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Venus in front of the mirror
Assumption of the Virgin (detail) 4 - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Assumption of the Virgin (detail) 4
The Worship of Venus - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
The Worship of Venus
Charles V Standing with His Dog - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Charles V Standing with His Dog
Mater Dolorosa (with outstretched hands) 1554 - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Mater Dolorosa (with outstretched hands) 1554
The Last Supper [detail] - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
The Last Supper [detail]
Pentecost - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Pentecost
Portrait of Philip II in Armour - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Portrait of Philip II in Armour
Sacred and Profane Love 1514 - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Sacred and Profane Love 1514
Aldobrandini Madonna - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Aldobrandini Madonna
Madonna With Saints And Members Of The Pesaro Family - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Madonna With Saints And Members Of The Pesaro Family
Titian's daughter, Lavinia - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Titian's daughter, Lavinia
King Philip II 1551 - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
King Philip II 1551
St. John the Baptist c. 1542 - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
St. John the Baptist c. 1542
Christ Crowned with Thorns c. 1542 - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Christ Crowned with Thorns c. 1542
Saint Sebastian 1570 - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Saint Sebastian 1570
Suicide of Lucretia 1515 - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Suicide of Lucretia 1515
St. Catherine of Alexandria at Prayer 1567-68 - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
St. Catherine of Alexandria at Prayer 1567-68
Penitent Mary Magdalen - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Penitent Mary Magdalen
Vanity c. 1515 - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Vanity c. 1515
Shepherd and Nymph - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Shepherd and Nymph
The Andrians (Bacchanalia) c. 1525 - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
The Andrians (Bacchanalia) c. 1525
Vanitas - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Vanitas
Portrait Of Pope Paul III - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Portrait Of Pope Paul III
Girl with a Basket of Fruits (Lavinia) 1555-58 - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Girl with a Basket of Fruits (Lavinia) 1555-58
Isabella d'Este, Duchess of Mantua - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Isabella d'Este, Duchess of Mantua
The Fall of Man - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
The Fall of Man
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