One of the original celebrity artists, Titian was famous for his beguiling personality, yet it is for his masterful paintings that he is best remembered today, including such iconic works as Mary Magdalene, Venus at Her Mirror, Flora, and Venus of Urbino. Austrian art historian Norbert Wolf introduces readers to the 16th-century Venetian artist through both his works—beautifully reproduced here in color plates and page-filling detail views—and his written and recorded comments, allowing the artist’s own words to inform the appreciation of his achievements. An illustrated timeline and a pictorial tour of the galleries where his art now resides reveal how this contemporary of Michelangelo and Raphael broke new ground in nearly every genre of painting, including portraiture, altar pieces, the rendering of mythological themes, frescoes, and pastoral landscapes.