(c.1488–1576), Italian painter; Italian name Tiziano Vecellio. The most important painter of the Venetian school, he experimented with vivid colours and often broke conventions of composition. He painted many sensual mythological works, including Bacchus and Ariadne (c.1518–23).
(of hair) bright golden auburn.‘a mass of Titian curls’reddish-brown, tawny, chestnut, russet, coppery, copper, auburn, titian, reddish, ginger, gingery, rusty, rufousView synonyms
Early 19th century: from Titian, by association with the bright auburn hair portrayed in many of his works.