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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Emperor Charles V at Muhlberg 1548 - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Emperor Charles V at Muhlberg 1548
Violante (or La Bella Gatta) - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Violante (or La Bella Gatta)
The Death of St Peter Martyr (draw) - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
The Death of St Peter Martyr (draw)
Bacchanal of the Andrians (detail) - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Bacchanal of the Andrians (detail)
Christ Carrying the Cross c. 1565 - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Christ Carrying the Cross c. 1565
Tarquin and Lucretia - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Tarquin and Lucretia
Danae - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Danae
Polyptych of the Resurrection, St Sebastian - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Polyptych of the Resurrection, St Sebastian
The Young Englishman - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
The Young Englishman
Bacchus and Ariadne (detail 2) - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Bacchus and Ariadne (detail 2)
The Vicious Husband - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
The Vicious Husband
A Knight of Malta - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
A Knight of Malta

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