Monday, 29 November 2010

Guest Post: Amadeo de Souza Cardoso (1887 - 1918)

In the first of a series of guest posts, Katia Weber selects the Portguese artist Amadeo de Souza Cardoso. If you would like to make a submission to the site, please click here for more information.

Amedeo de Souza Cardoso in 1913

Amadeo de Souza Cardoso is a well known painter in Portugal although not internationally. Information on his work and life, can be found here. A major exhibition was held at Centro de Art Moderna – Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian in 2008 “Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso – Diálogo de Vanguardas”, followed by a Catalogue Raisonné (ISBN 978-972-635-203-7). I saw it, it was wonderful.

"Les Cavaliers" 1913

Amadeo Souza-Cardoso belonged to a time and generation considered the most rebellious and innovative of Portuguese art history: along with Almada Negreiros (painter, poet; Sarah Afonso husband), Santa-Rita Pintor (painter), Fernando Pessoa (poet), Mário de Sá-Carneiro (writer). Almost of them died young (some in tragic conditions). His paintings are at:
- Museu Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso, Centro de Arte Moderna, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian

Note: Amadeo produced a wonderful hand-made copy, with illustrations, of Flaubert Tale “La Légende de Saint Julien l’Hospitalier”, during the time Amadeo was in Bretagne, France, in 1916. You can see some of his illustrations here.

- Katia Weber.

"Portrait of Francisco Cardoso" 1912

"Saut du Lapin" 1911

"Procissão Corpus Christi" 1913

"Entrada" 1917

"Cabeça" 1913



"Maquina de Escrever" 1917

"Clown cavalo salamandra" 1911-1912

"A Casita Clara - paisagem" 1916

"Pintura" 1917

Friday, 26 November 2010

Jose de Togores i Llach (1893 - 1970)

"Mujer y sus hijos"


"Retrato de Florenci Veciana"

"Buste de femme"

"Two nudes"

"Renée y el perro"


"Mujer con los brazos cruzados"

"Renée et le chat"

"Mujer sentada"

"La pescadora de Banyuls"


"Torso de mujer"

"Mujer peinándose"

"Desnudos en la playa"

"Busto de mujer"

"El tonquinés"

"Los jugadores de billar"

"Mujeres dormidas"

"Nu aux bras levés"

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Vasili Dimitrievich Polenov (1844 - 1927)

"Woman walking on a forest trail"

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

John Roddam Spencer Stanhope (1829 - 1908)

"Robins of Modern Times" 1860

Friday, 19 November 2010

Reading, Part 5

"Léopoldine au livre d'heures" by Auguste de Chatillon (1813 - 1881)

"Untitled" by José Sobral de Almada Negreiros (1893 - 1970)

"Jeune femme cousant à la lueur d'une lampe" by Georg Friedrich Kersting (1783-1847)

"Monhegan's Schoolteacher" by Jamie Wyeth (b.1946)

"Chez soi ou Intimité" by Marie-Louise-Catherine Breslau (1856-1927)

"Pierre de Nolhac (1859-1936), conservateur du musée de Versailles" by Henri Girault de Nolhac (1884 - 1948)

"La Méditation" by Domenico Feti (1589 - 1624)

"Le révérend Randall Burroughes et son fils Ellis" by Johan Zoffany (1733 - 1810)

"An Interlude" by William Sergeant Kendall (1869 - 1938)

"Woman reading" by Dr. Teodoro Núñez Ureta (1912 - 1988)

"Vieille femme à la fenêtre" by Bartholomeus Van der Helst (1613 - 1670)

"Woman reading in bed" by Gabriel Ferrier (1847 - 1914)

The other posts in this series can be seen here

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Annie Louisa Robinson Swynnerton (1844 - 1933)

"Sense of sight" 1895



"Mater triumphalis" 1892

"Miss Elizabeth Williamson on a Pony" 1906

"New risen hope" 1904

"The Convalescent"

"Cupid and Psyche" 1891

"The Letter"

"Oleander" 1883

"Head of a Bacchante" 1903

"The Dreamer" 1886

"Crossing the Stream" 1886

"Joan of Arc"

Born in Kersal, then a suburb of Manchester. She was one of the seven daughters of solicitor Francis Robinson; she began painting to contribute to the family's support. Later she trained at the Manchester School of Art and the Académie Julian in Paris. She married sculptor Joseph Swynnerton in 1883 and lived with him if Rome for much of her maturity.

She was an active feminist and suffragette. With Susan Dacre she founded the Manchester Society of Women Painters in 1876.

In 1922 she became the first female associate of the Royal Academy since the 18th century. She died on Hayling Island in 1933.