Titian


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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).

Ti′tian·esque′ adj.

ti·tian

 (tĭsh′ən)
n.
A brownish orange.

[After Titian (from his frequent use of the color in his paintings).]

ti′tian adj.

Titian

(ˈtɪʃən)
n
(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
ˌTitianˈesque adj

Ti•tian

(ˈtɪʃ ən)

n.
1. (Tiziano Vecellio) c1477–1576, Italian painter.
2. (l.c.) a bright golden brown color.
adj.
3. (l.c.) bright golden brown: titian hair.
Ti`tian•esque′, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Titian - old master of the Venetian school (1490-1576)Titian - old master of the Venetian school (1490-1576)
Translations
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Titian

[ˈtɪʃɪən] NTiciano
References in classic literature ?
Titian has two Venuses in the Tribune; persons who have seen them will easily remember which one I am referring to.
Bottomless vales and boundless floods, And chasms, and caves, and Titian woods, With forms that no man can discover For the dews that drip all over; Mountains toppling evermore Into seas without a shore; Seas that restlessly aspire, Surging, unto skies of fire; Lakes that endlessly outspread Their lone waters - lone and dead, - Their still waters - still and chilly With the snows of the lolling lily.
Who is that girl on the platform with the splendid Titian hair?
Vanbrugh and Congreve copied nature; but they who copy them draw as unlike the present age as Hogarth would do if he was to paint a rout or a drum in the dresses of Titian and of Vandyke.
He saw a well-painted (no, not even that--he distinctly saw now a mass of defects) repetition of those endless Christs of Titian, Raphael, Rubens, and the same soldiers and Pilate.
His hand, always wonderfully beautiful and strong, was set off by a ruffle of lace, like certain hands by Titian and Vandyck.
de Mazarin had just uttered a joke, and had ordered his "Flora," by Titian, to be revarnished.
sometimes they make a mosaic work, of intricate designs, wrought in pebbles or little fragments of marble laid in cement,) and grand salons hung with pictures by Rubens, Guido, Titian, Paul Veronese, and so on, and portraits of heads of the family, in plumed helmets and gallant coats of mail, and patrician ladies in stunning costumes of centuries ago.
Francis went out, on the customary travellers' pilgrimage to the shrines of Titian and Tintoret.
But Raphael and Titian and Rubens were a new kind of arithmetic, and they inspired our friend, for the first time in his life, with a vague self-mistrust.
Suddenly, before an effulgent Titian, he found himself saying: "But I'm only fifty-seven--" and then he turned away.
Snagsby are in her eyes as achievements of Raphael or Titian.