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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Penitent Mary Magdalen 1560s - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Penitent Mary Magdalen 1560s
King Philip II 1551 - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
King Philip II 1551
Vanitas - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Vanitas
Danae (2)  1554 - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Danae (2) 1554
Shepherd and Nymph - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Shepherd and Nymph
St. John the Baptist c. 1542 - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
St. John the Baptist c. 1542
The Andrians (Bacchanalia) c. 1525 - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
The Andrians (Bacchanalia) c. 1525
Portrait of a Man in a Red Cap c. 1516 - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Portrait of a Man in a Red Cap c. 1516
Clarice Strozzi - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Clarice Strozzi
Portrait of a Young Woman 1530s - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Portrait of a Young Woman 1530s
Doge Antonio Grimani Kneeling before the Faith 1575... - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Doge Antonio Grimani Kneeling before the Faith 1575...
Entombment of Christ - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Entombment of Christ

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