Rodolfo Amoedo

About Rodolfo Amoedo

Who is it?: History Painter
Birth Day: December 11, 1857
Birth Place: Salvador, Brazilian
Education: Liceu de Artes e Ofícios, Rio de Janeiro; Academia Imperial de Belas Artes; École des Beaux-arts, Paris
Known for: Painter, teacher
Movement: Orientalist

Rodolfo Amoedo

Rodolfo Amoedo was born on December 11, 1857 in Salvador, Brazilian, is History Painter. The famous Brazilian painter and decorator, Rodolfo Amoedo was one of the key heads responsible for the rebirth of teaching and academic aesthetics at the National School of Fine Arts (Enba). Though Amoedo was a staunch traditionalist in his style, he contributed significantly to step up academic art to new artistic trends, that marked the end of Neoclassical and Romantic movements that dominated Brazil until then. Often deemed as an ambiguous artist, he was someone who was both innovative, at the same time, fiercely defensive about old standards. During his lifetime, he was intensely influenced by the lectures of Alexandre Cabanel (1823 - 1889), Paul Baudry (1828 - 1886) and Pierre Puvis de Chavannes (1824 - 1898), all of whom inspired him to use discreet colors to come up with meticulous and objective drawing. Rodolfo Amoedo attempted to eliminate the ideal trappings and painted based on the theme of traditional academics.
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As per our current Database, Rodolfo Amoedo has been died on 31 May 1941\nRio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Occupation Painters
Age 84 years old
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Born December 11, 1857 (Salvador, Brazilian)
Birthday December 11
Town/City Salvador, Brazilian
Nationality Brazilian

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Rodolfo Amoedo (11 December 1857, Salvador – 31 May 1941, Rio de Janeiro) was a Brazilian Painter, designer and decorator.


His interest in art and decoration began when a family friend (who was a lyricist) invited him to do work on the now defunct Teatro São Pedro. In 1873, he enrolled at the "Liceu de Artes e Ofícios do Rio de Janeiro (pt)", where he studied with Victor Meirelles. The following year, he transferred to the Academia Imperial de Belas Artes. His teachers there included João Zeferino da Costa, Agostinho José da Mota and the Sculptor Francisco Manuel Chaves Pinheiro. In 1878, his painting on the "Sacrifice of Abel" narrowly won him a travel fellowship to study in Europe.


From 1879 to 1887, he lived and studied in Paris. Initially, he attended the Académie Julian, but finally managed to enroll at the École des Beaux-arts in 1880, where he received the guidance of Alex Andre Cabanel, Paul Baudry and Puvis de Chavannes. From 1882 to 1884, he participated in the Salon while developing his primary themes of mythology, Biblical scenarios and Indianismo.


On his return to Rio de Janeiro in 1888, he was appointed an Honorary Professor as the Academia, but actually taught at the Escola Politécnica and held his first personal exhibition. He won a gold medal at the "Exposição Nacional Comemorativa do 1º Centenário da Abertura dos Portos do Brasil" (1908).


In addition to his canvases, he painted panels for the Supremo Tribunal Federal in 1909, the Biblioteca Nacional and the Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro in 1916. Two years later, he was awarded the Second Chair in the School of Painting, a position he held until 1934. Among his best-known students were the brothers Arthur Timótheo da Costa and João Timóteo da Costa (pt), Lucílio de Albuquerque, Eliseu Visconti and Cândido Portinari.

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