1 1 1 1 Tiziano Vecellio - Titian: from Palazzo Cini Gallery to Chorus 4th June 2016

Tiziano Vecellio, Titian (Pieve di Cadore, 1480/1485 – Venezia, 27 agosto 1576) was an Italian painter and a citizen of the Venetian Republic. A polyhedric and innovative artist, a Maestro, with Giorgione, of tonal colour, Tiziano Vecellio, also famously known as Titian, was one of the few Italian painters who owned his own business, an acute entrepreneur who oversaw the production of his own workshop other than being fully in control of his own production. He was also in direct contact with the most important and influential clients of the time. He was a pioneer in the highly personalized use of colour, contrary to Michelangelo and his supremacy of the drawing. Titian used the expressive power of the “material colour” (intended as the power to render color a material issue on the canvas, the color as the shape, the depth of the real). Entering his full maturity, Titian abandons the balanced spatiality, the cheerful and lavish character of the Renaissance colour, taking on the very dynamism of Mannerism and playing with freedom in the chromatic variations where colour becomes “more adaptable to the effects of light”. The San Giorgio (1513-1520), oil on canvas, 128x67 cm (photo, detail) is currently on show at the Palazzo Cini Gallery’s exhibition “The Rediscovered Masterpieces from the Vittorio Cini Collection” (www.palazzocini.it/en) until 15 November 2016. This artwork has never been publicly exhibited before. Other masterpieces by Titian are present in the Chorus network/circuit (www.palazzocini.it/en)): Dio Padre in Gloria at the Basilica of San Pietro in Castello (http://www.chorusvenezia.org/opere/dio-padre-in-gloria/454) , L’Assunta and La Flagellazione at San Giovanni Elemosinario (http://www.chorusvenezia.org/opere/dio-padre-in-gloria/454) L'Assunta http://www.chorusvenezia.org/opere/dio-padre-in-gloria/454) e la Flagellazione http://www.chorusvenezia.org/opere/dio-padre-in-gloria/454)

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