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 Death of St Peter Martyr (draw) - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
The Death of St Peter Martyr (draw)
Assumption of the Virgin (detail-3) 1516-18 - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Assumption of the Virgin (detail-3) 1516-18
Violante (or La Bella Gatta) - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Violante (or La Bella Gatta)
Tarquin and Lucretia - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Tarquin and Lucretia
Danae - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Danae
Christ Carrying the Cross c. 1565 - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Christ Carrying the Cross c. 1565
Bacchanal of the Andrians (detail) - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Bacchanal of the Andrians (detail)
Rape of Europa 2 - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Rape of Europa 2
Venus Blindfolding Cupid c. 1565 - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Venus Blindfolding Cupid c. 1565
Jupiter and Antiope (Pardo Venus) - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Jupiter and Antiope (Pardo Venus)
Polyptych of the Resurrection, St Sebastian - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Polyptych of the Resurrection, St Sebastian
Bacchus and Ariadne (detail 2) - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Bacchus and Ariadne (detail 2)

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