Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso is definitely one of Portugal’s biggest modern painters. And while that was no secret for any portuguese citizen – abroad he hasn’t gotten the recognition he deserves. That is – until now.

 

Amadeo Souza Cardoso

Amadeo Souza Cardoso

 

Amadeu de Souza-Cardoso lived in Paris from 1906 to 1914, and considering Paris great influence in his work, a world class exhibition at a symbolic place was long over-due.

So in 2016 that will finally happen at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Paris.

 

AMADEO DE SOUZA-CARDOSO CLOWN, CAVALO, SALAMNDRA, C. 1911; Gouache sobre papel.

Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso

 

Finally the artists work will be known by Parisians – and the world. Simultaneously there will be an architecture exhibition about the last 50 years of portuguese architecture.

 

Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso

Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso

 

All this exhibitions come in celebration of Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation 50 years anniversary – and many more events will bring Portugal and France closer as more portuguese artists will be showing their work in Paris throughout the year.

 

Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso

Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso

 

It is always a good time to visit Paris, but we think 2016 will be especially worthwhile.

 


 

Do you plan on going? If you do go please tell us in the comments what you thought. If you can’t go but still have an opinion you would like to share, we would also love to hear from you! And remember to check out our website to learn more about portuguese contemporary art – or better yet: pay us a visit in LisbonOporto or Algarve.

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