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Rodolfo Amoedo was a Brazilian history painter born in Salvador, Bahia. Read more to know about his childhood, life and achievements.
Famous as: History Painter
Born on: 11 December 1857 11th December Birthdays
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Born in: Salvador
Died on: 24 April 1905
Works & Achievements: Known for his Indianist painting "The Last Tamoio"
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.
- Abel’s Offering (1878), art
- Maraba (1882)
- The Last Tamoyo (Ultimo Tamoio), 1883
- Sulking Woman (Amuada), 1882
- Female Study (Estudo de Mulher), 1884
- The Departure Of Jacob (A Partida de Jaco), 1884
- Jesus In Capernaum (Jesus emKafarnaum), 1885
In the year 1878, Rodolfo Amoedo bagged the first prize at the Brazilian Academy. He was awarded Aiba’s foreign travel prize for ‘Sacrificio de Abel’ (The Sacrifice of Abel) that gave him a chance to travel to Paris during 1879-1887.
RODOLFO AMOEDO TIMELINE
On 11 December, Rodolfo Amoedo was born.
Pursued career as an artist under Victor Meirelles.
Won the first prize at the Brazilian Academy.
Travelled to Paris and studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts.
Returned To Rio de Janeiro and appointed professor of painting at Aiba.
On 31 May, Rodolfo Amoedo passed away.
Pictures of Rodolfo Amoedo