Who was Titian? What are they Works
Titian was an Italian pointier and one of the greatest artists of the Renaissance period. Titian painted artworks for the royals such as King Philip II, Pope Paul III and the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V. he was recognized as a great painter of his ear.
Titian’s originally known as Tiziano Vecellio. He is born between 1488 and 1490, near Pieve di Cadore, in Italy to Gregorio Vecellio and Lucia. His father was a modest official. His family was well- established in the area.Titian was 9 years old when he was sent to live with his uncle in Venice. He lived for many years. He soon developed an interest in painting and decided to pursue a career as an artist.
Wonderful Arts by Titan and his Brother
Titian and his brother were trained as punters by the famous artist Sebastiano Zuccato. He met many skilled artists such as Giovanni Bellini and Giorgione, who influenced him. Titian’s brother stayed in Venice and continued collaboration with Giogione. Most of his works were inspired by Giorgione, and his teacher at school, Bellini.
Their styles were very similar, and no more could tell the difference between their paintings. His early works included The Meeting at the Golden gate’ and ‘The Miracle of the Jealous Husband’. He soon gained the attention of buyers. His first major commission from St Amthony of padua came in 1510.
He began his own workshop and painted some religious works like ‘Gypsy Madonna’ and ‘The Madonna of the Cherries’. These works were famous of the colors that Titian used in his artworks. As an artist, he also became an interpreter of mythology.
He created some important works like ‘Flora’ and ‘sacred and Profane Love’. 1516 to 153 were the years when Titian showed his mastery and maturity as an artist. Titian moved on from his earlier style and tackled larger and more complex subjects. He attempted a monumental style.
Great Paintings of Titan
During 1516, he was offered another project. He had to paint the high altar in the Church of Maria Gloriosa in Venice. He created one of the masterpieces called ‘The Assumption of the Virgin for the Church’.
The painting skillfully used vivid colors and beautifully showed the human forms. This art established him as one of the leading painters of the ear in Venice. It brought him honor and glory throughout the Renaissance.
After he finished his last painting, he was commissioned by the Duke of Ferrara, Alfonso d’Este. He painted some mythological artworks like ‘Worship of Venus’, ‘Bacchus and Ariadne’, and ‘The Bacchanal of the Andrians’.
Maximum of his jobs were depend on spiritual themes. He painted then in oil-paint, which was an innovative technique that time. His next work was ‘Martyrdom of St Martyr’. In 1522, he created ‘A Man with a Glove’, which was a portrait of a wealthy man.
The Crossing of the red Sea
Titian never learned to engrave, but he knew the importance of printmaking. He wanted to expand his body of work further. In 1520, he designed some woodcuts. One of them as a large and impressive one called ‘The Crossing of the red Sea’.
During 1530, Charles V showed his appreciation of the artist’s precocity by making him a knight of the Golden Spur and Count palatine. He painted his first portrait of Coronation of the emperor. In 1538, he painted ‘Venus of Urbino’.
This artwork was based on Giorgione’s art style. This Painting became an inspiration for other painters as well. Titian visited Rome at the request of Pope Paul III. There, he saw the Renaissance works of great painters such as Raphael and Michelangelo. He also painters many masterpieces like ‘Paul III and his Grandsons’ during’ this time.
Tough Days & Last Breath, Love Life
In Venice, he continued to produce art like the ‘Christ Crowned with Thorns’ and Martyrdom of St Lawrence’. In 1550, Titian painted a portrait of Prince Philip in armor. It set an example for state portraits.
Titian married Cecilia Soldani and the couple had three children. Titian died of plague on August 27, 1576 in Venice. The home that he lived in was raided by thieves, due to which most of Titian’s possession were gone.
Masterwork of Titan
The Miracle of the Jealous Husband
The Meeting at the Golden gate
The Madonna of the Cherries
Flora and ‘sacred and Profane Love
The Duke of Ferrara, Alfonso d’Este
Worship of Venus
Bacchus and Ariadne
The Bacchanal of the Andrians
Martyrdom of St Martyr
A Man with a Glove
The Crossing of the red Sea
Venus of Urbino
Paul III and his Grandsons