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Constantino Brumidi
Constantino Brumidi

Constantino Brumidi (July 26, 1805 in Rome, Italy-February 19, 1880, Washington, DC), was an Italian-American historical painter, best known and honored for his fresco work in the Capitol Building in Washington, DC. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1056x1452, 190 KB)Constantino Brumidi, artist who painted murals and frescoes in the Capitol; three-quarter-length, standing, holding brush and palette source File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1056x1452, 190 KB)Constantino Brumidi, artist who painted murals and frescoes in the Capitol; three-quarter-length, standing, holding brush and palette source File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this... July 26 is the 207th day (208th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 158 days remaining. ... 1805 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... City motto: Senatus Populusque Romanus – SPQR (The Senate and the People of Rome) Founded 21 April 753 BC mythical, 1st millennium BC Region Latium Mayor Walter Veltroni (Left-Wing Democrats) Area  - City Proper  1285 km² Population  - City (2004)  - Metropolitan  - Density (city proper) 2. ... February 19 is the 50th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1880 (MDCCCLXXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... A painter is a person who paints woodwork, walls, etc. ... Fresco by Dionisius representing Saint Nicholas. ... United States Capitol The United States Capitol is the capitol building that serves as home for Congress, the legislative branch of the United States federal government. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United...


Parentage and early life

Brumidi's father was a native of Filiatra (in western Messinia, a district in the Peloponnesos, a region in southern Greece). His mother was from Rome, Italy. He showed his talent for fresco painting at an early age and painted in several Roman palaces, among them being that of Prince Torlonia. Under Gregory XVI he worked for three years in the Vatican. Filiatra (Greek: Φιλιατρά), is a town located in western Messenia. ... Messinia (Greek: Μεσσηνία, also spelled Messenia; see also List of traditional Greek place names) is a prefecture in the Peloponnese, a region of Greece. ... Peloponnesos (Greek: Πελοπόννησος, Pelops Island, sometime Latinized as Peloponnesus or Anglicized as The Peloponnese) is a large peninsula in Greece, forming the part of the country south of the Isthmus of Corinth. ... City motto: Senatus Populusque Romanus – SPQR (The Senate and the People of Rome) Founded 21 April 753 BC mythical, 1st millennium BC Region Latium Mayor Walter Veltroni (Left-Wing Democrats) Area  - City Proper  1285 km² Population  - City (2004)  - Metropolitan  - Density (city proper) 2. ... The quintessential medieval European palace: Palais de la Cité, in Paris, the royal palace of France. ... Gregory XVI, né Bartolommeo Alberto Cappellari (September 18, 1765 - June 1, 1846), was Pope from 1831 to 1846. ...


Emigration

The occupation of Rome by French forces in 1849 apparently persuaded Brumidi to emigrate, and he sailed for the United States, where he became a naturalized citizen in 1852. Taking up his residence in New York City, the artist painted a number of portraits. Subsequently he undertook more important works, the principal being a fresco of the Crucifixion in St. Stephen's Church, for which he also executed a Martyrdom of St. Stephen and an Assumption of the Virgin. Occupation may refer to: the principal activity (job or calling) that earns money for a person (see List of occupations, employment, profession, business) the periods of time following a nations territory invasion by controlling enemy troops (see Military occupation) the act of settling onto an uninhabited tract of land... 1849 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Emigration is the act and the phenomenon of leaving ones native country to settle abroad. ... Naturalization is the act whereby a person voluntarily and actively acquires a nationality which is not his or her nationality at birth. ... The word citizen may refer to: A person with a citizenship Citizen Watch Co. ... 1852 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Nickname: The Big Apple Motto: Official website: City of New York Location [[Image:|250px|250px|Location of City of New York, New York]] Location in the state of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R... Self-portrait by Vincent Van Gogh A portrait is a painting, photograph, or other artistic representation of a person. ... Crucifixion is an ancient method of execution, where the victim was tied or nailed to a large wooden cross (Latin: crux) and left to hang there until dead. ... Historically, a martyr is a person who dies for his or her religious faith. ... St. ... An assumption is a proposition that is assumed, i. ... Saint Mary and Saint Mary the Virgin both redirect here. ...


In 1854 Brumidi went to Mexico City, Mexico, where he painted in the cathedral an allegorical representation of the Holy Trinity. On his way back to New York he stopped at Washington D.C. and visited the Capitol. Impressed with the opportunity for decoration presented by its vast interior wall spaces, he offered his services for that purpose to Quartermaster General Montgomery C. Meigs. This offer was accepted, and about the same time he was commissioned as a captain of cavalry. Mexico City (Spanish: Ciudad de México) is the name of a megacity located in the Valley of Mexico (Valle de México), a large valley in the high plateaus (altiplano) at the center of Mexico, about 2,240 metres (7,349 feet) above sea-level, surrounded on most sides... A cathedral is a Christian church building, specifically of a denomination with an episcopal hierarchy, such as the Anglican, Roman Catholic and some Lutheran churches, which serves as the central church of a diocese, and thus as a bishops seat. ... This article concerns the holy Trinity of Christianity. ... A wall is a usually solid structure that defines and sometimes protects an area. ... A Quartermaster general is the staff officer in charge of supplies for a whole army. ... Montgomery C. Meigs attended the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York. ... In law a commission is a patent which allows a person to take possession of a state office and carry out official acts and duties. ... Captain is both a nautical term and a rank in various uniformed organizations. ... Cavalry is also a common misspelling of the Biblical hill Calvary. ...

Brumidi's fresco, Apotheosis of Washington adorns the underside of the dome, in the rotunda of the United States Capitol
Brumidi's fresco, Apotheosis of Washington adorns the underside of the dome, in the rotunda of the United States Capitol

His first art work in the Capitol Building was in the meeting room of the House Committee on Agriculture. At first he received eight dollars a day, which Jefferson Davis, then Secretary of War of the United States, caused to be increased to ten dollars. His work attracting much favourable attention, he was given further commissions, and gradually settled into the position of a Government painter. His chief work in Washington was done in the rotunda of the Capitol and included the apotheosis of Washington in the dome, as well as other allegories, and scenes from American history. His work in the rotunda was left unfinished at his death, but he had decorated many other sections of the building. Download high resolution version (2016x1512, 1080 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (2016x1512, 1080 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Fresco by Dionisius representing Saint Nicholas. ... The Apotheosis of Washington The Apotheosis of Washington (also known as the Apotheosis of George Washington) is a fresco in the United States Capitol painted by Constantino Brumidi in 1865. ... United States Capitol The United States Capitol is the capitol building that serves as home for Congress, the legislative branch of the United States federal government. ... United States Capitol The United States Capitol is the capitol building that serves as home for Congress, the legislative branch of the United States federal government. ... Alternate uses: Dollar (disambiguation) The dollar is the name of the official currency in several countries, dependencies and other regions (see list below). ... The Secretary of War was a member of the Presidents Cabinet, beginning with George Washingtons administration. ... In Mosta, Malta, the Rotunda of Santa Marija Assunta is covered by a saucer dome. ... Pre-Colonial America For details, see the main Pre-Colonial America article. ...


In the Cathedral-Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania he pictured St. Peter and St. Paul. Brumidi was a capable, if conventional painter, and his black and white modeling in the work at Washington, in imitation of bas-relief, is strikingly effective. Cathedral-Basilica of Sts. ... Philadelphia is a village located in Jefferson County, New York. ... Official language(s) None Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 33rd 119,283 km² 255 km 455 km 2. ...


This article incorporates text from the public domain Catholic Encyclopedia. The public domain comprises the body of all creative works and other knowledge—writing, artwork, music, science, inventions, and others—in which no person or organization has any proprietary interest. ... The Catholic Encyclopedia (also referred to as the Old Catholic Encyclopedia today) is an English-language encyclopedia published in 1913 by the The Encyclopedia Press, designed to give authoritative information on the entire cycle of Catholic interests, action and doctrine. // History The writing of the encyclopedia began on January 11...


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Constantino Brumidi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (460 words)
Constantino Brumidi (July 26, 1805 in Rome, Italy-February 19, 1880, Washington, DC), was an Italian-American historical painter, best known and honored for his fresco work in the Capitol Building in Washington, DC.
Brumidi's father was a native of Filiatra (in western Messinia, a district in the Peloponnesos, a region in southern Greece).
Brumidi's fresco, Apotheosis of Washington adorns the underside of the dome, in the rotunda of the United States Capitol
U.S. Senate: Art & History Home > Constantino Brumidi (457 words)
Brumidi's career blossomed with commissions for portraits and frescoes in several churches and palaces.
Brumidi was hired to decorate the Capitol extension with murals and frescoes.
Brumidi's last years were spent painting the historic scenes in the Rotunda frieze.
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