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  • Titian Originally Tiziano Vecellio. 1488?-1576. Italian painter who introduced vigorous colors and the compositional use of backgrounds to the Venetian school. His works include the altarpiece The Assumption of the Virgin (1518).

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  • proper n. A sixteenth century Italian painter, Tiziano Vecelli.

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  • n. old master of the Venetian school (1490-1576)


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  • Tiziano Vecellio's Portrait of Isabella d'Este, Marchioness of Mantua 1534 - 1536 is a technical tour de force that exhibits what this great master, who was known as Titian, can do to paint objects that have totally unrelated surfaces and qualities.

    Terence Clarke: Masters of Venice, at The de Young Museum, San Francisco

  • It is a pity he doesn't give more examples, but the poison in Titian – his god – is a sense of mortality; precisely what people see in Freud himself.

    Man with a Blue Scarf: On Sitting for a Portrait by Lucian Freud, by Martin Gayford

  • a little easel on the desk, and it was, strange enough, with a sense of actual relief, Maude read the word Titian on the frame.

    Lord Kilgobbin

  • The recovery of the Titian was a seven-year project that culminated in the handover of the painting, wrapped in a plastic bag, at a London bus stop last August.

    The Purloined Painting

  • But what was all this rapture about a snuffy brown picture called Titian, this delight in three flabby nymphs by Rubens, and so forth?

    The Newcomes

  • Here too is a judgment of Paris, by Titian, which is reckoned a very valuable piece.

    Travels through France and Italy

  • "It seemed to me that your reception in front of the Titian was a put - up show, " I explained.

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  • Her features are as regular and delicate as those of a Grecian statue, and her hair of a rich old mahogany color that I suppose an artist would call Titian red.

    The war-time journal of a Georgia girl, 1864-1865,

  • Titian, which is dark and grimy, is quite pleasing, the infant Christ, who stands between S. Andrew and S. Catherine on a little pedestal, being very real and Venetian.

    A Wanderer in Venice

  • [32] Among other notable portraits belonging to this early period, but to which within it the writer hesitates to assign an exact place, are the so-called Titian's Physician Parma, No. 167 in the Vienna Gallery; the first-rate Portrait of a Young Man (once falsely named Pietro Aretino), No. 1111 in the Alte Pinakothek of Munich; the so-called Alessandro de 'Medici in the Hampton Court Gallery.

    The Earlier Work of Titian


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