Bernardino Fungai

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Madonna with Child and Two Hermit Saints

Bernardino Fungai (1460–1516) was an Italian painter.[1]

Fungai is thought to have studied under local painters in his native city of Siena, despite very little being known of his career. He is described as a retadataire follower of Sassetta and Giovanni di Paolo.[2] His paintings evince an influence from local Sienese painters and also Pietro Perugino. In 1482, he worked on frescoes for the cupola in the Siena Cathedral. Fungai was commissioned in 1494 to decorate ceremonial banners with azure and gold. He also created an altarpiece in 1512 for a Sienese church.[1] A Communion of St Catherine of Siena is found in the Galleria Borghese. There are paintings by this painter at the Lowe Art Museum in Coral Gables, Florida and the Pushkin Art Museum in Moscow, Russia.


  1. ^ a b The Getty Museum, Biography of Fungai
  2. ^ Galleria Borghese. Ediz. Inglese, By Paolo Moreno, Chiara Stefani, page 290.

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