Titian (Tiziano Vecellio) (1485?-1576) by Scholes, Robert

Titian (Tiziano Vecellio) (1485 – 1576) He 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. Soon Titian left this workshop and began studying painting in the workshops of and . In 1507, Titian joined the workshop of as his assistant. The three years (until Giorgione’s death in 1510), which he spent with this master, were a lasting influence on the young Titian. He became the most famous of the Venetian painters. Information about him and images of his work are widely available. Gentile Bellini Giovanni Bellini Giorgione

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