Thursday, February 24, 2011

Tiziano, Vecellio

The Venus of Urbino
before 1538
Oil on canvas, 119 x 165 cm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

Tiziano, Vecellio (c. 1488/1490 – 1576)
Italian painter, the most important member of the 16th-century Venetian school.
His painting methods, particularly in the application and use of color, would exercise a profound influence not only on painters of the Italian Renaissance, but on future generations of Western art.