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Titian Portrait
Life Dates
(1488/90 - 1576)
High Renaissance

Titian Biography

Titian or Tiziano Vecellio was born in a small alpine village of Pieve di Cadore, now not far from the Austrian border, where his family lived for many years. His parents, Lucia and Gregorio di Conte dei Vecelli, were respectable people of modest means. In about 1498, at the age of nine or ten, Titian and his elder brother Francesco were sent to Venice to start their training as painters in the workshop of the mosaicist Sebastiano Zuccato. Though soon Titian left his workshop and began studying painting in the workshops of Gentile Bellini and Giovanni Bellini. It is believed, that his earliest surviving work...

Titian 115 Most Important Paintings and Artworks

Titian Bibliography

Painting of Europe. XIII-XX centuries. Encyclopedic Dictionary. Moscow. Iskusstvo. 1999.

The Art of the Italian Renaissance. Architecture. Sculpture. Painting. Drawing. Könemann. 1995.

The Renaissance Artist at Work: From Pisano to Titian (Icon Editions Ser.) by Bruce Cole. Westview Press, 1984.

Titian to 1518: The Emergence of Genius by Paul Joannides. Yale Univ Pr, 2002.

Titian: Prince of Painters by Titian, Susanna Biadene (Editor), Mary Yakush, Palazzo Ducale. Prestel USA, 1990.

Titian's Women by Rona Goffen. Yale Univ Pr, 1997.

Titian (Masters of Italian Art Series) by Marion Kaminski. Konemann, 1998.

Titian by Filippo Pedrocco. Rizzoli International Publications, 2001.

Titian's Portraits Through Aretino's Lens by Luba Freedman, Pietro Aretino. Pennsylvania State University Press, 1995.

Titian: Essays by Charles Hope, Jennifer Fletcher, Jill Dunkerton. Yale University Press, 2003.

Bellini, Giorgione, Titian, and the Renaissance of Venetian Painting by David Alan Brown, Sylvia Ferino-Pagden. Yale University Press, 2006.