Tiziano Vecellio (Pieve di Cadore, 1480/1485 - Venice, August 27, 1576) was an Italian painter, citizen of the Republic of Venice.
Innovative and multifaceted artist, a master of tonal color with Giorgione, Titian was one of the few painters Italian holders of a real company, shrewd entrepreneur's workshop as well as his personal production, directly in contact with the powerful of the time, its more clients.
The renewal of painting which was the author, was based, as an alternative to Michelangelo's "primacy of drawing», personal use of color.
His most famous works are:
• Venus of Urbino, 1538, Oil on canvas, 119 x 165, Florence, Uffizi Gallery
• Sacred and Profane Love (1514), Rome, Galleria Borghese
• The Assumption 1516-1518 and preserved in the Basilica of Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari in Venice
• Presentation of Mary in the Temple, 1534-1538, Gallerie dell'Accademia in Venice
• Saint John the Baptist, 1540, Gallerie dell'Accademia in Venice
• Pieta, 1575-1576, Gallerie dell'Accademia in Venice