Titian: Flesh – Venetian Art Documentary

Titian: Flesh - Venetian Art Documentary
Introduction to Titian’s ‘painterly’ style, with ‘its melting touch and suave effect’, which he invented at the beginning of the 16th century. For the next 70 years in his studio in Venice, surrounded by poets and dukes and art historians, the occasional foreign king, and his female models – who mostly came from brothels – Titian developed this look. After his death his hazy, merging colours and rich, broken surfaces remained a touchstone of greatness in painting for 400 years.

Tiziano Vecelli or Tiziano Vecellio (1488/1490 — 1576) known in English as Titian was an Italian painter, the most important member of the 16th-century Venetian school. He was born in Pieve di Cadore, near Belluno (in Veneto), in the Republic of Venice. During his lifetime he was often called da Cadore, taken from the place of his birth.

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