Titian, THE GREAT Renaissance Artist, After Whom My ‘Teischan’ Is Named, Died This Day 441-Years Ago; August 27, 1576.
Tiziano Vecellio, Titian, suffice to say is one of my all time favorite artists. There are 5 Italian Renaissance artist that I consider DIVINE and beyond compare: Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian, Sandro Botticelli & Da Vinci.
When I learned in 2005 that we were going to have a baby I wanted the baby to be named after ONE of these five GREATS — albeit with a unisex name since I do not believe in learning about a baby’s gender before they are born. That I picked Titian in the end speaks volume. As far as I am concerned he was the ‘most normal‘ of the five in terms of ‘family values‘ plus I like the range and variety of his work. As I tell people, I, however, faced a problem with the name ‘Titian’. I did NOT want a child whose name began with ‘Tit’. I knew that they would NOT thank me for that. Hence, Teischan — ideally pronounced as close to Titian. Plus, teischan.com was readily available and I had registered it 4-months ahead of her birth. I had the Website up and running, with pictures of her birth, 12-hours after she was born — on the same day.
A framed copy of this Titian classic has hung in Teischan’s room ever since she was born.
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A good overview IF you are not that familiar with him.
Indubitably one of my favorite artists of all time and across all genres. He was magical. In my book one of five GIANTS of the Renaissance, the other four being: Michelangelo, Titian, Leonardo da Vinci and Raphael.
His paintings are so timeless and mesmerizing. What a talent?
What an age that was. All these great artist, all in Italy, more or less at the same time.
Just spare a thought. He died over 500 year ago. 500 years!
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The Sublime ‘Raphael’, One Of THE Greatest, Died This Day BUT Might Have Also Been BORN This Day, April 6!
We are NOT sure whether he was born April 6 or March 28.
But we do know that he DIED on April 6, 1520 — way, way too early. April 6 that year was Good Friday. It is said that he died, prematurely, from having had too much sex! What a way to go — though I kind of doubt whether that was what really killed him.
One of my TOP 5 favorite artists and how could be NOT be.
I am very partial to the ‘School of Athens’ and it might even feature on the cover of a future book.
But, let’s take few minutes off today to just savor the work, life and spirit of Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino.
What a MAN. What a talent.
SOME of his work that has struck a chord with I.
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