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Titian (Tiziano Vecellio)

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Titian (Tiziano Vecellio)

Titian is the sobriquet for one of the great painters of the Renaissance era, Tiziano Vecellio. Born in the small town of Pieve di Cadore, he was taken to Venice by his brother when he was 10, and apprenticed to learn mosaics with Sebastian Zuccato. However, he soon switched to the studio of Giovanni Bellini, a noted Venetian painter. In this new studio Titian thrived.

It was also in Venice that Titian met Giorgione, who became his teacher, mentor, friend, and collaborator. The line between their work is sometimes difficult to distinguish. According to the Catholic Encyclopedia, “The earliest know work of Titian, the little Ecce Homo of the Scuola di San Rocco, was long regarded as the work of Giorgione. And the same confusion or uncertainty is connected with more than one of the Sacred Conversations.”

Self Portrait - Titian

Self Portrait - Titian

Some of Titian’s best known pieces are from his mythological period. These include the Worship of Venus, the Bacchanal, both from The Prado in Madrid, and Bacchus and Ariadne which is now housed in National Gallery of London. These paintings as well as many of his later works turned more towards portraiture. His focus on the quality of the figure is seen in his quote, “It is not bright colors but good drawing that makes figures beautiful.” There is no doubt that his figures are considered some of the most beautiful from the Renaissance era.

Other famous works by Titian include
_. Pope Paul III and his Nephews
_. Venus and Adonis
_. Venus of Urbino
_. Presentation of the Virgin
_. Martyrdom of St Lawrence
_. Penitent Mary Magdalen (shown below)
After Bellini passed away, Titian became known as the official painter to the Republic, a title he retained until his death sixty years later.

Penitent Mary Magdalen by Titian

Penitent Mary Magdalen by Titian

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APA style
Titian (Tiziano Vecellio). (2012, March 29). In Inside The Da Vinci Code. Retrieved 16:25, June 22, 2017, from http://www.insidethedavincicode.com/titian-tiziano-vecellio/
MLA style
classbrain, “Titian (Tiziano Vecellio).” Inside The Da Vinci Code. 29 March 2012, 17:01 UTC. . 22 Jun 2017 <http://www.insidethedavincicode.com/titian-tiziano-vecellio/>.
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The Chicago Manual of Style
classbrain, “Titian (Tiziano Vecellio).” Inside The Da Vinci Code, http://www.insidethedavincicode.com/titian-tiziano-vecellio/ [accessed June 22, 2017].
CBE/CSE style
classbrain, Titian (Tiziano Vecellio) [Internet]. Inside The Da Vinci Code; 2012 March 29, 17:01 UTC [cited 2017 Jun 22]. Available from: http://www.insidethedavincicode.com/titian-tiziano-vecellio/.
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AMA style
classbrain, Titian (Tiziano Vecellio). Inside The Da Vinci Code. March 29, 2012, 17:01 UTC. Available at: http://www.insidethedavincicode.com/titian-tiziano-vecellio/. Accessed June 22, 2017.

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