Tiziano Vecellio (Titian)

c.1488-1576 Italy-High Rennaisance

 

Brief Biography-Titiano Vecelli CavaliƩre, called Titian is currently listed as born c. 1488 however according to Giorgio Vasari and Joachim von Sandrart he was born in 1480. He was born in the castle of Cador in Friuli, a province of Venice. When he was ten years of age he was put in the care of an uncle in Venice who soon discovered he had a talent for painting. He enlisted him in the school of Giovanni Bellini for instruction.
His works were in the style of his master whom he studied under for ten years, until he became exposed to the works of Goirgio Barbarelli da Castelfranco 'Giorgione'. He found the manner of Giorgione less inhibited and more graceful than that of Bellini. He was so highly influenced by Giorgione that his connection with Bellini ended forever. It was suspected that Bellini was jealous of Titians subsequent success.
Titian quickly became a highly-respected artist and he was constantly employed in Venice, however his finances never reflected the fact. Events changed when Emperor Charles the Fifth became aware of his work, he afforded him bounties and allotted him a pension before conferring a Knighthood on him.
Nobility were always eager to procure his works and he was invited to Rome to paint a portrait of the Pope. Whilst at the Pope's palace of Belvidere he received a visit from Michael Angelo Buonaroti and Vasari who praised the portrait exceedingly.
His historical works were not considered to be of a supreme quality as were his portraits and landscapes; however, some aspects of his work have been considered to be superior to certain aspects of Giorgione's work.

 

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Sacred and
Profane Love

Sacred and Profane Love

Charles
V

Charlest the Fifth

Venus
of Urbino

Venus of Urbino


Judith

Judith

Laura
Eustochia

Laura Eustochia

Danae
Two

Danae Two

Charles
V

Charles the Fifth at Muhlberg


Danae

Danae

Girl with
the Fur

Girl with the Fur

Pietro
Aertino

Pietro Aertino


Allegory

Allegory of Time Governed by Prudence

Ranuccio
Fernese

Raniccio Fernese

Doge Andrea
Gritti

Doge Anfrea Gritti

Giovanni
Bellini

Giovanni Bellini


Tityus

Tityus

Mary
Assumption

Mary Assumption

Ranuccio Farnese
Head

Ranuccio Farnese Head

Woman
With a Mirror

Woman with a Mirror

The Death of
Actaeon

The Death of Actaeon

Marchese
del Vastro

Marchese del Vastro Addressing his Troops

The Virgin
and Child

The Virgin and Child with Saints-Stephen-Jerome and Maurice

Sacrifice
of Isaac

Sacrifice of Isaac

The Rape
of Europa

The Rape of Europa

A
Woman

A woman

Eleonora
Gonzaga

Eleonora Gonzaga

The Flaying of
Marsyas

The Flaying of Marsyas

Baccchus
and Ariadne

Bacchus and Ariadne

The Man with the Blue Sleeve

The Man with the blue sleeve

Vendramin Family
Venerating a Relic-

he Vendramin Family Venerating a Relic of the True Cross

Venframin Family
Detail

The Venframin Family Detail

Bacchanal of the
Andrians

Bacchanal of the Andrians

Bacchanal of the
Andrians Detail

Bacchanal and Andrians Detail

Worship
of Venus

Worship of Venus

the
Lute Player

Venus and the Lute Player

cosimo
de medici

cosimo de medici later grand duke of tuscany

ecce
homo

ecce homo

a military
commander

a military commander

christ carrying
the cross

christ carrying the cross

clarissa
strozzi

clarissa strozzi

david
and goliath

david and goliath

diana
and actaeon

diana and actaeon

doge marcantonio
trivisano

doge marcantonio trivisano

ecce homo
two

ecce homo two

federico two
gonzaga

federico two gonzaga


gloria

gloria


isabella d'este

isabella d'este

jacopo
de strada

jacopo de strada

jesus christ and
the adulteress

jesus christ and the adulteress

john frederick one
elector of saxony

john frederick one elector of saxony


laura dianti

laura dianti

madonna
and child

madonna and child between saint anthony of padua and saint roque

madonna
and child

madonna and child

madonna and child
with saints

madonna and child with saints dorothy and george

madonna and child
with the infant saint

madonna and child with the infant saint john and a female saint or donor


madonna frari

madonna frari

miracle of the
newborn infant

miracle of the newborn infant


noli me tangere

noli me tangere


pastoral concert

pastoral concert

paul III with cardinal alessandro

paul three with cardinal alessandro farnese and duke ottavio farnese


pieta

pieta

pope
julius two

pope julius two

portrait of
philip II

portrait of philip two

religion saved
by spain

religion saved by spain


self portrait

self portrait

saint margaret
and the dragon

saint margaret and the dragon

suleiman the
magnificent

suleiman the magnificent


the annunciation

the annunciation


the entombment

the entombment

the holy family
with a shepherd

the holy family with a shepherd

the punishment
of tythus

the punishment of tythus


the resurrection

the resurrection

the supper at
emmaus

the supper at emmaus

the three ages
of man

the three ages of man

tobias and
the angel

tobias and the angel

venus
and adonis

venus and adonis

venus
with a mirror

venus with a mirror


violante

violante