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Titian Venetian High Renaissance painter

born in Pieve di Cadore (1488) and died in Venice (1576), aged 88

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1488 in Pieve di Cadore

Titian is born in Pieve di Cadore.

Titian is born in Pieve di Cadore over the course of two years until 1490.

1505 aged 17

Titian works on an oil painting called The Birth of Adonis over the course of five years until 1510.

Titian works on an oil painting called The Legend of Polydorus over the course of five years until 1510.

1506 aged 18

Titian works on an oil painting called Christ Carrying the Cross for a year.

1508 aged 20

Titian creates an oil painting called Orpheus and Eurydice .

1510 aged 22

Titian creates an oil painting called St Mark Enthroned with Saints .

1512 aged 24 in Padua and Venice

Titian returns to Venice from Padua.

Titian creates an oil painting called The Three Ages of Man .

1513 aged 25

Titian obtains a broker's patent, termed La Sanseria or Senseria (a privilege much coveted by rising or risen artists), in the Fondaco dei Tedeschi and becomes superintendent of the government works, being especially charged to complete the paintings left unfinished by Giovanni Bellini in the hall of the great council in the ducal palace.

Giovanni Bellini's position as sole master (since the death of his brother and of Alvise Vivarini) in charge of the paintings in the Hall of the Great Council is threatened by Titian.

1516 aged 28

Titian succeeds his master Giovanni Bellini in receiving a pension from the Venetian Senate.

Titian works on an oil painting called The Bravo for a year.

Titian works on an oil painting called Assumption of the Virgin over the course of two years until 1518.

1519 aged 31

Titian works on an oil painting called Pesaro Madonna over the course of seven years until 1526.

1520 aged 32

Titian creates an oil painting called Venus Anadyomene .

1522 aged 34

Titian works on an oil painting called Bacchus and Ariadne for a year.

1523 aged 35

Titian works on an oil painting called The Bacchanal of the Andrians over the course of three years until 1526.

1526 aged 38

Titian makes the acquaintance of Pietro Aretino, the influential poet, and they soon become friends.

1529 aged 41

Titian creates an oil painting called The Feast of the Gods .

1530 aged 42 in Venice and Pieve di Cadore

August

Titian moves his two boys and infant daughter to a new home, and convinces his sister Orsa to come from Cadore and take charge of the household. The mansion, difficult to find now, is in the Biri Grande, then a fashionable suburb, at the extreme end of Venice, on the sea, with beautiful gardens and a view towards Murano.

1532 aged 44 in Bologna

After painting a portrait of the emperor Charles V in Bologna Titian is made a Count Palatine and knight of the Golden Spur. His children are also made nobles of the Empire, which for a painter at the time is an exceptional honour.

1533 aged 45

Titian becomes the teacher of a costume designer and lutanist and sculptor and painter called Tintoretto .

1538 aged 50

Titian creates an oil painting called Venus of Urbino .

1540 aged 52 in Milan

Titian receives a pension from d'Avalos, marquis del Vasto, and an annuity of 200 crowns (which is afterwards doubled) from Charles V from the treasury of Milan.

1542 aged 54 in Pieve di Cadore

Titian is awarded a lucrative contract for supplying grain to Cadore.

Titian works on an oil painting called David and Goliath over the course of two years until 1544.

Titian works on an oil painting called Sacrifice of Isaac over the course of two years until 1544.

1544 aged 56

Titian works on an oil painting called Danaë for a year.

1545 aged 57

Titian creates an oil painting called The Descent of the Holy Ghost .

1546 aged 58 in Rome

Titian visits Rome and is granted the freedom of the city.

1547 aged 59 in Venice

Titian is summoned away from Venice to paint Charles V and other members of his court in Augsburg.

1548 aged 60

Titian works on an oil painting called Sisyphus for a year.

Titian creates an oil painting called Venus with Organist and Cupid .

Titian works on an oil painting called Tityus for a year.

1550 aged 62

Titian is again in Augsburg and executes the portrait of Philip II, which is sent to England and proves useful in Philip's suit for the hand of Queen Mary.

Titian creates an oil painting called Venus and an Organist and a Little Dog .

Titian creates an oil painting called Venus and Cupid .

1553 aged 65

Titian sends his Danaë paintings to Philip II.

Titian creates an oil painting called Danaë .

1555 aged 67

Titian attends the Council of Trent.

Titian creates an oil painting called Venus with a Mirror .

1556 aged 68

Titian works on an oil painting called Diana and Actaeon over the course of three years until 1559.

Titian works on an oil painting called Diana and Callisto over the course of three years until 1559.

1559 aged 71

Titian despatches his painting of Diana and Callisto to Philip II.

1560 aged 72

Titian creates an oil painting called Wisdom .

1565 aged 77 in Pieve di Cadore

Titian creates an oil painting called Venus Blindfolding Cupid .

September

Titian goes to Cadore and designs the decorations for the church at Cadore, partly executed by his pupil.

1571 aged 83

Titian creates an oil painting called Tarquin and Lucretia .

1575 aged 87

Titian works on an oil painting called Shepherd and Nymph for a year.

Titian works on an oil painting called Youth with Dogs for a year.

1576 aged 88 in Venice

Titian creates an oil painting called The Flaying of Marsyas .

August 27

Titian dies in Venice.

Teachers

Giorgione (1477-1510) Venetian High Renaissance painter

Giovanni Bellini (1430-1516) Venetian painter

Students

Tintoretto Venetian Mannerist costume designer, lutanist, sculptor and painter

Fellow students

Giorgione (1477-1510) Venetian High Renaissance painter

Sebastiano del Piombo (1485-1547) Venetian High Renaissance painter

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