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Tiziano Vecelli Self Portrait
Italian, c. 1488-1576

The Master of Color and Emotion in Renaissance Art

Tiziano Vecelli (c. 1488–1576), known simply as Titian, was an Italian Renaissance painter and one of the most prominent members of the Venetian school. Renowned for his masterful use of color and innovative compositions, Titian’s work spanned a wide range of subjects, including portraits, landscapes, mythological scenes, and religious themes. His dynamic and expressive style influenced countless artists and marked a significant evolution in the use of oil paint, allowing for greater depth and realism. Some of his famous works include “Assumption of the Virgin,” “Venus of Urbino,” and “Bacchus and Ariadne.” Titian’s artistic legacy endures, celebrated for its profound impact on the development of Western art.

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