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Ti·tian(tĭsh′ən) Originally Tiziano Vecellio. 1488?-1576.
Italian painter who introduced vigorous colors and the compositional use of backgrounds to the Venetian school. His works include the altarpiece The Assumption of the Virgin (1518).
A brownish orange.
[After Titian (from his frequent use of the color in his paintings).]
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(Biography) original name Tiziano Vecellio. ?1490–1576, Italian painter of the Venetian school, noted for his religious and mythological works, such as Bacchus and Ariadne (1523), and his portraits
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1. (Tiziano Vecellio) c1477–1576, Italian painter.
2. (l.c.) a bright golden brown color.adj.
3. (l.c.) bright golden brown: titian hair.
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