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- Created 2012-03-12
(1488/1490 – 27 August 1576) known in English as
ˈtɪʃən was an Italian painter, the most important member of the 16th-century
. He was born in
Pieve di Cadore
), in the
Republic of Venice
. During his lifetime he was often called
, taken from the place of his birth.
Recognized by his contemporaries as "The Sun Amidst Small Stars" (recalling the famous final line of
), Titian was one of the most versatile of Italian painters, equally adept with portraits, landscape backgrounds, and 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 but he retained a lifelong interest in color. Although his mature works may not contain the vivid, luminous tints of his early pieces, their loose brushwork and subtlety of tone are without precedent in the history of Western art.
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