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 9th 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.

The exhibition “António Cardoso, Director… 'since I was born…'”
20 May, 2022

“António Cardoso, Director… 'since I was born…'” is open to the public until January 31, 2023, at the Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso Municipal Museum. Comprising works by Professor...

f/est Amarante – International Photography Festival
18 May, 2022

The second edition of f/est Amarante – International Photography Festival, which takes place from the 27th to the 29th of May under the theme “Rephotograph”, continues...

Did you know that the first definition of the Museum was Library-Museum?
3 January, 2022

“Did you know that the first definition of the Museum was Library-Museum? is the first of many questions chosen by the Municipal Museum Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso to present on the I...


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