On January 20, 1589, Stefano Amadei was born in Perugia, and he died on the same day in 1644.

By: Amy Fredrickson

On January 20, 1589, Stefano Amadei was born in Perugia, and he died on the same day in 1644. He worked as a painter and draughtsman and typically painted religious subjects. Amadei studied with Perugian painter Giulio Cesare Angeli and mathematician Lemme Rossi.  Artists and scholars credit Amadei with the revival of the Accademia di Belle Arti in Perugia during the seventeenth century. Two of Amadei’s panels are in the Chiesa del Gesu: Adoration of the Shepherds and Adoration of the Magi. He painted the Presentation at the Temple and the Marriage of the Virgin in the chapel of the Madonna Addolorata in the church of Santa Maria Nuova in Perugia. In addition to religious subjects, he also painted portraits in both Perugia and Rome.


References:

“AMADEI, Stefano In “Dizionario Biografico”“. 2018. Treccani.It. http://www.treccani.it/enciclopedia/stefano-amadei_(Dizionario-Biografico)/


Images: 

Presentation of the Virgin at the Temple, oil on panel, c. 17th Century, Santa Maria Nuova, Perugia

Marriage of the Virgin, oil on panel, c. 17th Century, Santa Maria Nuova, Perugia

Cherubini, fresco, c. 17th Century, Perugia 


 Further Reading:

L. Pascoli, Vita de’ pittori, scultori e architetti Perugini, (Roma 1732).

A. Lupattelli, Storia della pittura in Perugia, (Foligno 1895).

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