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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Woman in a Fur Coat - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Woman in a Fur Coat
The Virgin Annunciate, a fragment - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
The Virgin Annunciate, a fragment
Judith with the Head of Holofernes c. 1515 - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Judith with the Head of Holofernes c. 1515
Crucifixion - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Crucifixion
Federigo Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua 1525-30 - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Federigo Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua 1525-30
The Assumption of the Virgin [detail: 2] - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
The Assumption of the Virgin [detail: 2]
Eleonora Gonzaga c. 1538 - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Eleonora Gonzaga c. 1538
Presentation of the Virgin at the Temple (detail) 1539 - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Presentation of the Virgin at the Temple (detail) 1539
Violante (La Bella Gatta) - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Violante (La Bella Gatta)
The Worship of Venus [detail: 1] - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
The Worship of Venus [detail: 1]
Portrait of Eleonora Gonzaga della Rovere - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Portrait of Eleonora Gonzaga della Rovere
The Venus of Urbino (detail) 1538 - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
The Venus of Urbino (detail) 1538

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