Tiziano Titian Research Paper

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Tiziano Vecellio, known as Titian was an extraordinary artist who made many works of art during his long life. According to the traditional date of birth, Titian was born in 1477, but many critics today say his birth date is around 1488/90. Titian was born in Pieve di Cadore, Italy to his parents Gregorio di Conte dei Vecelli, and Gregorio’s wife, Lucia, who were neither rich or poor. His early education included a bit of reading and writing, but he was not literary. When Titian was nine years old he went to Venice with his brother, Francesco, and lived there with his uncle and became Sebastiano Zuccato’s apprentice. Not long after Titian moved to Venice he went to Giovanni Bellini’s workshop. Giovanni Bellini was Titian’s true teacher, and inspired Titian as well. Titian was also inspired by Giorgione of Castelfranco, a follower of Giovanni Bellini, who Titian worked with early on in his career. Titian and Giorgione worked together on the frescoes of the Fondaco dei Tedeschi in 1508. Also, Titian got inspiration from artists Raphael and Michelangelo, and was driven by…show more content…
His composition includes, perspective, bright colors that blend together, shadows, and bold brushstrokes. All of the Renaissance techniques Titian used bring each composition together and make the piece come to life. The use of color in Titan’s paintings was admired by many people. Pordenone says, “I believe that this is real flesh, not color!” (Page 80, The World of Titian). Titian’s religious paintings are “as worldly, as sensuous and as lushly colored as Venice itself” (Page 78, The World of Titian). Also, the use of perspective made objects and people in the paintings different sizes. In Christ Before Pilate, the focal point was Christ who was on the left side of the painting, and the people were different sizes depending on where they were standing. Titian’s work reflects Renaissance ideals as well, because he made many portraits of
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