Tiziano Vicelli (1477-1576) better known as Titian, was an Italian painter with an unprecedented use of color and loose brushwork, evident in his stunning masterpiece The Assumption of the Virgin.
In 1510 Titian received his first important commission to produce some frescoes in the Scuola del Santo in Padua dedicated the life of St. Anthony of Padua... In 1513 he opened his own workshop. In 1516 Titian was commissioned to paint a new work for the high altar in the Franciscan church of Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari in Venice, the Assumption of the Virgin (Assunta) (1516-1518), which was destined to become the milestone in the history of Venetian High Renaissance. This altarpiece made Titian the most celebrated painter in Venice. The 1520s - 1540s were the years when Titian created his best portraits. A Knight of Malta (c.1510-1515), Young Man with Cap and Gloves (c.1512-1515), Man with a Glove (c.1520-1522), etc. In 1538 Titian created another masterpiece Venus of Urbino. One of his late works are Allegory of Time Governed by Prudence (c. 1565) and Penitent St. Mary Magdalene (1565), Biography at Olga's Gallery
Titian as Raphael had come to value the exploration of the color above all other aspects of painting.
The Rape of Europa, 1562.
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Penitent Magdalene, ca. 1565.