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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Portrait of a Friend of Titian - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Portrait of a Friend of Titian
The Resurrection - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
The Resurrection
Votive Portrait of the Vendramin Family - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Votive Portrait of the Vendramin Family
Giulia Varano, Duchess of Urbino - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Giulia Varano, Duchess of Urbino
Supper at Emmaus - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Supper at Emmaus
Venus of Urbino (detail 1) - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Venus of Urbino (detail 1)
Danaë 3 - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Danaë 3
Portrait of a Woman called `La Schiavona`  1508-10 - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Portrait of a Woman called `La Schiavona` 1508-10
The Vendramin Family Venerating a Relic of the True... - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
The Vendramin Family Venerating a Relic of the True...
Margarita - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Margarita
La Gloria - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
La Gloria
Christ Carrying the Cross 2 - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Christ Carrying the Cross 2
The Bravo c. 1520 - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
The Bravo c. 1520
Portrait of a young woman with feather hat - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Portrait of a young woman with feather hat
St Dominic c. 1565 - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
St Dominic c. 1565
Madonna with Saints and Members of the Pesaro Family... - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Madonna with Saints and Members of the Pesaro Family...
Orpheus and Eurydice 2 - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Orpheus and Eurydice 2
Pentecoste - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Pentecoste
Portrait of Ippolito de Medici  1532-34 - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Portrait of Ippolito de Medici 1532-34
Pope Paul III with his Grandsons Alessandro and Ottavio... - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Pope Paul III with his Grandsons Alessandro and Ottavio...
Daniele Barbaro - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Daniele Barbaro
Portrait of Doge Andrea Gritti 1544-45 - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Portrait of Doge Andrea Gritti 1544-45
The Worship of Venus (detail) - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
The Worship of Venus (detail)
Man with a Glove - Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - www.titian-tizianovecellio.org
Man with a Glove

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