Did you know that Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso paint, at the age of eight, two “Pierrots”?

3 January, 2022

Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso was born in Manhufe, in the city of Amarante, in 1887. He was one of the most prestigious Portuguese painters.

So, let’s learn a little bit more about the life of this author, the most representative painter of the Portuguese modernism.

At the beginning of the twentieth century, in Portugal, Amadeo Cardoso was famous for being na advocate of Abstractionism. He got 18 values in the discipline “Figura por Estampa”, as a student of architecture.

On the 9 of November 1906, Amadeo departs to Paris to take part in the course of architecture. In this exact day, he will complete nineteen years. He was also hosted by the painter Acácio Lino. Amadeo was a very religious person, as he took with him three little sacred images (São Gonçalo, Santa Maria Madalena and a Christ on a cross).

In a letter sent to his wife Lucie Pecetto, Amadeo says “…tenho mais fases do que a lua” (I have more phases than the Moon).

Since 1997, the Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso Award has reached twelve editions.

Ana Jotta receives Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso Prize and opens exhibition "Comer e Existir" in Amarante
19 October, 2023

The 13 Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso Prize will be awarded to Ana Jotta next Saturday, the 21, at a solemn session in the noble hall of the Paços do Concelho, at 16h00. At the end of the ceremony, the artist will ...

Amarante hosts drawing exhibition to mark 10 years of Pediatric Palliative Care in Portugal
22 September, 2023

“Do delicado trabalho da agulha” (From the delicate work of the needle), with drawings from Coleção Desenhos da Madeira, opens this Friday at 6pm in the cloister of the Amadeo de Souza-Car...

SAB´ ARTE in September invites the community to photograph emotions based on the work of António Car
8 September, 2023

SAB´ARTE on 16 September invites the general community to take part in a photo session based on the work of António Carneiro, renowned for his ability to reproduce and convey emotions in his works of a...


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