DAC Collection Artist Information
Venetian painter and draftsman
Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
Titian was an extremely popular and influential painter, developing a painterly style that differed tremendously from contemporary Roman and Florentine styles; he emphasized atmosphere, color, and brushstrokes as he depicted sensual figures, textures (of garments, flesh, etc.), and landscapes in the backgrounds of his paintings. His sensuous mythological scenes showed his ability to depict any hue or texture. Titian's portraits combined incisive, sensitive characterizations with an opulent treatment of accessories, eventually developing into the spare, official style that inspired other Italians, and also Peter Paul Rubens, Anthony van Dyck, and others. In his later paintings, what appears from a distance as form and color prove upon closer inspection to be blobs of paint, thumb marks, and brush scratches. Titian explored the potential of oil paint, experimenting with its expressive as much as its representational possibilities.
Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®: ULAN 500031075.
The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.
Objects related to Titian:
|Robert Strange after Titian||Venus Blinding Cupid, 1769||Engraving on laid paper|
|Nicolò Boldrini after Titian||Caricature of the Laocoön Group, ca. 1540-1545||Woodcut|
|Attributed to Nicolò Boldrini after Titian||Landscape with a Milkmaid, ca. 1525||Woodcut|
|Dominique Barrière after Titian||Village with Mill at the Foot of the Alps, 17th century||Engraving|
|Attributed to Giovanni Britto after Titian||The Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, ca. 1540||Woodcut|
|Nicolò Boldrini after Titian||Venus and Amor, 1566||Woodcut|
|Attributed to Nicolò Boldrini after Titian||St. Jerome in the Wilderness, ca. 1525-1530||Woodcut|
|Cornelis Cort after Titian||Tarquinius and Lucretia, 1571||Engraving|
|Aegidius Sadeler II after Titian||The Beautiful Slave, ca. 1600-1620||Engraving on laid paper|
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