Tiziano Vecelli or Vecellio (1488/90-1576), known in English as Titian, was an Italian painter during the Renaissance, considered the essential member of the 16th-century Venetian school. Being famous among his contemporaries as “The Sun Amidst Small Stars” (recalling the final favorite line of Dante’s Paradiso), Titian was one of the most versatile Italian painters. They worked on portraits, landscape backgrounds, mythological and religious subjects. His painting methods, particularly in the application and use of color, influenced other painters of the late Italian Renaissance and future generations of Western art.

Read about Titian artworks in Borghese Gallery collection