Friday, June 19, 2015

Rodolfo Amoedo

The model's rest
c. 1900
oil on canvas
other detail unknown

Rodolfo Amoedo (1857-1941) was a Brazilian painter, designer and decorator. In 1873, he enrolled at the Liceu de Artes e Oficios do Rio de Janeiro, and the following year, he transferred to the Academia Imperial de Belas Artes.

In 1878, his painting won him a travel fellowship to study in Europe, and from 1879 to 1887, he lived and studied in Paris. He attended the Academie Julian, but finally managed to enroll at the Ecole des Beaux-arts in 1880, where he received the guidance of Puvis de Chavannes, etc.. 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 at the Academia. In 1908, he won a gold medal at the Exposicao Nacional Comemorativa do 1o Centenario da Abertura dos Portos do Brasil. He later became a Professor at the Escola Nacional de Belas Artes.