TIZIANO Vecellio
(b. 1490, Pieve di Cadore, d. 1576, Venezia)

Interior of the Apse

Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, Venice

The deep apse is divided vertically by slender ribbing, and illuminated by four orders of lancet windows, separated by elegant quatrefoil decorative motifs. Above the high altar rises Titian's celebrated altarpiece of the Assumption.