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Tiziano Vecellio No one knows exactly when the Italian artist Tiziano Vecellio was born Over the centuries there has been a great deal of confusion concerning the date due to a misprint in his biography by sixteenth century art historian Girgio Vasari Vasari recorded the date as 1480 but the progress of Tiziano Vecellios work as well as other documented sources announce his date of birth to be sometime between 1488 and 1490 The place of his birth was Pieve de Cadore in the Alps north of Venice Tiziano Vecellio also known as Titian was a great painter of religious art and the creator of mythological compositions People such as his wife Cecilia and the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V influenced Titian Titian is considered to be one of the greatest artists of the Italian High Renaissance Titian had many accomplishments in his lifetime In 1518 Titians Assumption of the Virgin was shown at the Church of the Frari in Venice At the time Titan had not traveled much and therefore he acquired his knowledge of art by visiting artists studying their works During the decades following his recognition as a talented artist Titians reproductions placed him up with Michelangelo as the most powerful artist in Europe He was recognized for his mythical paintings three of which he created for Alfonso I dEste of Ferrara called The Bacchanal of the Andrians The Worship of Venus and Baahus and Ariadne Among his many patrons the most important were the Spanish Habsburgs Titians fame wealth and social position resulted from his patrons and admirers Among his most famous works rests the picture known as The Gypsy Madonna Over the years Titian continued to develop his individual style He used color and light to define his forms instead of lines A turning point for Titian was when he returned home from Rome in June of 1546 He had the opportunity to see the places that
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