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(Tiziano Vecellio; 1488–1490, Pieve di Cadore – Aug 27, 1576, Venice), Italian painter, outstanding master of the Venetian school of painting. Sent to Venice by his father around 1500, Titian was trained by G. Bellini (among others). After some initial independent works (e.g. Sacred and Profane Love, c. 1515), his Assumption of the Virgin (1516–1518) and the so-called Pesaro Madonna (1519–1526) for Sta. Maria dei Frari and the Death of St. Peter Martyr (1526–1530, destroyed in 1867) were the most innovative altarpieces of his early creative period. Af…

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Buttler, Karen, “Titian”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 21 May 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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