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 Andrians (Bacchanalia) c. 1525 - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
The Andrians (Bacchanalia) c. 1525
Entombment of Christ - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Entombment of Christ
Caricature of the Laocöon-group - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Caricature of the Laocöon-group
Pope Paul III with his Grandsons Alessandro and Ottavio... - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Pope Paul III with his Grandsons Alessandro and Ottavio...
Isabella d'Este, Duchess of Mantua - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Isabella d'Este, Duchess of Mantua
St. Catherine of Alexandria at Prayer 1567-68 - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
St. Catherine of Alexandria at Prayer 1567-68
Polyptych of the Resurrection 1520-22 - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Polyptych of the Resurrection 1520-22
Diana and Callisto 1559 - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Diana and Callisto 1559
Mary with the Child and Saints c. 1510 - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Mary with the Child and Saints c. 1510
Diana and Actaeon - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Diana and Actaeon
Assumption of the Virgin (detail-1) 1516-18 - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Assumption of the Virgin (detail-1) 1516-18
The Death of St Peter Martyr - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
The Death of St Peter Martyr

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