Tiziano Vecellio (Pieve di Cadore, ca. 1485/90-1576, Venice) may have been trained in Venice beginning in 1504. He created his first important works on the Fondaco dei Tedeschi in 1508/09, and was repeatedly active outside Venice as well (1548 and 1550/51 in Augsburg). He created designs for woodcuts, altarpieces, portraits and mythological scenes for Emperor Charles V and Philip II of Spain, among others. Titian's spectrum of saturated colours, which lends dynamism to his paintings and a penetrating characterisation to his portrait subjects, came to characterise the Venetian School.