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January 17, 2020

"Parto da viola Bom Ménage" — Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso


I only happened on this wonderful painting, created by the artist in 1916 when he was 28, when I saw it on the cover of this book whose review I was reading:

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My Crack Research Team®© went to work and in just under two days came up with the goods.

Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso was a Portuguese painter, highly successful at a relatively young age, selected to participate in the influential 1913 Armory Show in the U.S. at the age of 25: seven of the eight works he had on display there were sold.

He died of Spanish flu in 1918 at the age of 30.

After his death, his work remained almost unknown until 1952, when a room dedicated to his paintings in the Municipal Museum Amadeo Souza-Cardoso in Amarante, Portugal, gained the public's attention.

His work has been the subject of two major retrospectives, the first in 1958 and more recently in 2016, at the Grand Palais in Paris.

You can see the painting featured above, oil on canvas measuring 23" x 28", at the Museu Calouste Gulbenkian in Lisbon, Portugal.

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Thanks so much for sharing this, Joe -- I hadn't heard of him, either, and I've so enjoyed seeing his work. Love discovering "new" artists. What a shame he was lost so young!

Posted by: Ms. Radoo | Jan 18, 2020 10:19:59 AM

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