Titian Biography and Artwork

Titian, also known as Tiziano Vecellio, was a prominent Italian Renaissance painter of the Venetian school. He is highly regarded for his use of color and painterly techniques. Born in Pieve di Cadore, Italy between 1488-1490, Titian spent most of his life in Venice after being trained by Gentile and Giovanni Bellini.

Titian was renowned for painting in all branches of the art industry such as landscapes, religious compositions, Christian iconography, and portraits. He painted famous works such as Diana and Actaeon, Bacchus and Ariadne while working on commissions from King Philip II, Pope Paul III or Holy Roman Emperor Charles V.

Towards the end of his career spanning over decades where he matured into more self-critical perfectionist style; focusing mainly on portrait-painting with unprecedented success. A notable work includes the Martyrdom of St Lawrence which portrays remarkable realistic details.

As a critical figure in Renaissance art history; Titian became an important member of the 16th-century Venetian school. Despite having various struggles early on when establishing himself as an artist personality; he maintained relevance through his influential skills even to present-day exhibitions across galleries worldwide.

All Titian Artwork on Artchive

Artwork Name Year Medium
Tarquin and Lucretia 1568-71 Oil on Canvas
Abduction of Europa 1559-62 Oil on Canvas
La Schiavona c. 1510
Madonna with saints and members of the Pesaro family 1519-26
Noli Me Tangere 1511-12 Oil on Canvas
Penitent Mary Magdalen 1560 - c.1565 Oil on Canvas
Laura dei Dianti c. 1523-25 Oil on Canvas
The Emperor Charles V on Horseback, in Muehlberg 1548 Oil on Canvas
Annunciation c.1535 Oil on Canvas
Pieta 1576 Oil on Canvas
Portrait of a Man in a Red Cap 1516 Oil on Canvas
Woman with a Mirror 1515 Oil on Canvas
Portrait of Doge Andrea Gritti 1544 - 1545 Oil on Canvas
The Three Ages of Man 1511 - 1512 Oil on Canvas
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