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Tiziano: The Greatest Painter of the 16th-Century

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Tiziano Vecellio he was one of the leading painters of the 16th century Venetian school; he is also seen as one of the principal artists of High Renaissance painting of the 16th century. When he was alive, he was often called Da Cadore, after his place of birth.

Tiziano (sometimes his last name is given as Vecelli) was born around Protected content Pieve di Cadore near Belluno, died 27 August Protected content Venice was a painter. His name in English is Titian.

When he was active, the Republic of Venice had a Golden Age, and was well-off economically. Aged nine, Titian went to Venice. The brothers Gentile and Giovanni Bellini taught him how to paint. In Protected content , he opened his own shop, and developed into a successful painter, known all over Europe.

In Protected content , Charles V made him a nobleman. He also obtained a job as a painter at the court of Charles V. In Protected content , Pope Paul III invited him to come to Rome, in Protected content 1550, Titian accompanied Charles V and his son, Philip II to the Diet of Augsburg. When Titian died of the Plague in the year Protected content , he was an old man. He was also one of the most famous painters of Venetian history.

Titian was very productive: in total, he painted Protected content . He did portraits, landscapes, as well as themes from mythology and religious works.

All his works are very colourful. This special use of colour influenced other painters of the same period a great deal. His works influenced painters such as Peter Paul Rubens, Antoine Watteau and Eugène Delacroix.