|Dates||(Sienese), 1460 - 1516|
Scholars find little documentation of Bernardino Fungai's career. Only in this century has academic attention turned to him. Using his signed and dated
Fungai also may have specialized in handling expensive materials such as gold. In 1494 he was commissioned to decorate ceremonial banners with gold and azure, and five years later he
Fungai's paintings feature docile figures, a decorative sensibility in use of color and treatment of drapery and landscape, and a strong narrative ability. Regardless of subject matter, landscape was a key element.