Self Portrait of Titian - Wikimedia
CAIRO – 27 August 2017: on August 27 in 1576, the Iconic Italian painter Tiziano Vecellio also known as Titian passed away.
Regarding his birth date, most of the resources mentioned he was born between 1473 and 1482 and died in 1576.
Taking the Path of painting and producing his early works while he was a teenager, a number of critics saw his work as more impressive than his teachers' like Sebastiano Zuccato, and Giorgione.
“Assumption of the Virgin” is his first major work. He painted it in 1516 for Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari Church in Venice.
In 1518, he produced another legendary work “The Worship of Venus”. This painting is a highly mythological work.
The main themes of Titian’s works are mythology as “Venus and Adonis”, and “The Rape of Europe”
He also painted a number of religious subjects as the painting of Salome holding the head of John the baptist and the portrait of Pope Paul III
Titian also produced a number of portraits for royal icons as King Philip II of Spain
Venice became a destination for the artists who wanted to follow Titian’s method of painting.
He mainly depended on the colors and the use of different degrees of colors.
He also managed to add subtlety of polychromatic modulations; these techniques did not exist in the history of Western Art.
400 works are attributed to Titians but 300 survived. They are exhibited all around the world like in London’s National Gallery, and a number of National Galleries in Scotland.
His last painting was Pieta.