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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A putto playing the tambourine in a wooded landscape - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
A putto playing the tambourine in a wooded landscape
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
The daughter of the painter, Lavinia, holding a tray... - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
The daughter of the painter, Lavinia, holding a tray...
Portrait of a Venetian nobleman - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Portrait of a Venetian nobleman
Empress Isabel of Portugal 1548 - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Empress Isabel of Portugal 1548
Death of Actaeon 1562 - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Death of Actaeon 1562
Titian's daughter, Lavinia - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Titian's daughter, Lavinia
Bacchus and Ariadne [detail: 1] - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Bacchus and Ariadne [detail: 1]
Penitent Mary Magdalen - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Penitent Mary Magdalen
Christ Crowned with Thorns c. 1542 - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Christ Crowned with Thorns c. 1542
The Fall of Man - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
The Fall of Man

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