Portuguese Modernist reintroduced in Paris
The Grand Palais in Paris will pay long-overdue attention to the Portuguese artist Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso with the largest-ever exhibition (20 April-18 July) of his work outside Portugal. A self-declared “Impressionist, Cubist, Futurist, Abstractionist”, Souza-Cardoso was an artist of “astonishing individuality in his constant interpretation of the art movements of the time”, says the show’s curator, Helena de Freitas. But following his untimely death at the age of 30 during the 1918 flu pandemic that killed around 50m people, Souza-Cardoso fell into relative obscurity. This exhibition brings together more than 300 items—including works exhibited at the seminal 1913 Armory Show in New York—and aims to reintroduce Souza-Cardoso to the city where he spent his formative years.