What Is Titian Famous For?

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Titian was an Italian painter in the 16th century and is famous for his portraits, landscapes and works of religious and mythological art. Some of his works include "Diana and Actaeon," "Bacchus and Ariadne" and "Venus of Urbino."

Titian, or Tiziano Vecellio, studied and worked in Venice during the High Renaissance period. He practiced several forms during his career, including altarpieces, frescoes and portraiture. He was famous during his lifetime, earning an entry into the "Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects," a biographical work written by Giorgio Vasari, one of his contemporaries. Titian died of the plague in 1576,