Tiziano Vecelli or Vecellio (1488/90-1576), known in English as Titian, was an Italian painter during the Renaissance, considered the most important member of the 16th-century Venetian school. Being famous among his contemporaries as “The Sun Amidst Small Stars” (recalling the famous final line of Dante’s Paradiso), Titian was one of the most versatile of Italian painters, who worked on portraits landscape backgrounds and mythological and religious subjects. His painting methods, particularly in the application and use of colour, influenced not only other painters of the late Italian Renaissance, but also future generations of Western art.

Read about Titian artworks in Borghese Gallery collection