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.
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.
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.