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Sunday, January 31st, 2016

Italian painter, draughtsman and printmaker Titian [Tiziano Vecellio] is considered to have been the greatest 16th-century Venetian painter, and the shaper of the Venetian colorist and painterly tradition. He is equally pre-eminent in all the branches of painting practiced in the 16th century: religious subjects, portraits, allegories and scenes from Classical mythology and history. Titian was active in Venice, and briefly in Padua, Rome and Augsburg. He was born in Pieve di Cadore (north of Venice) in  (1474/1482), and died in Venice (1576).

Evert Collier

Sunday, January 31st, 2016

Evert (also Edward/Edwaert/Edwart/Evaert/) [Pietersz.] Collier (Colÿer/Collyer/Colyer/Kollier/Coleyn etc.) was a Dutch painter, possibly of English descent. His works include vanitas still-lifes and trompes l’oeil, but also domestic scenes, portraits and religious subjects. He painted in excess of 70 still-lifes with musical content including many examples in which a literary text is also placed within the display inviting the viewer to look beneath the surface for a deeper meaning. He was born in Breda (c.1640) and died in ? London (1708).