Portrait of Isabella of Portugal, wife of Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, by Titian. Oil on canvas, 117 × 93 cm. Madrid,
Museo del Prado.
Tiziano Vecelli or Tiziano Vecellio (c. 1473/1490 – 27 August 1576) better known as Titian (pronounced /tɪʃən/) was an
Italian painter, leader of the 16th-century Venetian school of the Italian Renaissance. He was born in Pieve di Cadore,
near Belluno (in Veneto), in the Republic of Venice.
During the course of his long life Titian's artistic manner changed drastically, but he retained a lifelong interest in color.
Although his mature works may not contain the vivid, luminous tints of his early pieces, their loose brushwork and
subtlety of polychromatic modulations are without precedent in the history of Western art.