Exhibition – Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso
It opened last Wednesday at Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea – Museu do Chiado, the exhibition dedicated to the modern Portuguese artist, Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso.
At Museu do Chiado, the works exhibited evoke the life and context of Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso. A returning artist by the beginning of the First World War, as a respected artist among the European vanguards. Abroad Amadeo took part in collective exhibitions in Paris, Berlin, New York, Chicago, Boston and London. There he partnered with Modigliani and Picasso.
Hence the exhibitions in 1916 in Portugal came as manifesto to mark and claim his career and international success. Despite that, the Portuguese public did not understand it nor accept it well. Yet, Amadeo’s work was powerful enough to start the debate about contemporary art in the country.
Amedeo’s forms, colours, and shapes, are today no longer controversial, yet inviting wonders worth to spend an afternoon contemplating the artist masterpieces.
Until 26th February