M. Titian, Veronese and Tintoretto
In the High Renaissance (16th century), the unique circumstances of Venice fostered a competition among its artists, which was a reversal of the communal nature of earlier artistic production. These circumstances included its small but wealthy international society, great artists, the availability of artistic commissions, and the public nature of the sites. Humanism provided the philosophical basis for individual achievement. The main protagonists were Titian, Tintoretto and Veronese.