Friday, April 2, 2010

Amadeo de Sousa Cardoso







Cardoso was a Portuguese painter during the Cubist period leading up to the First World War. He did the expat artist thing in his twenties and moved to Paris to further his education. There he met Brancusi, Modigliani, Stein, Gris and a host of others at that seminal period in modern art. He allied himself with the Cubist and the Futurist movements. Importantly, he was represented by a few pieces at the Armory Show in New York in 1913. He died young, at the age of 31 in 1918 of the Spanish flu, that deadly influenza that raged across the world at the end of the First World War. Wasn't he handsome and talented?

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yes--very good looking--especially in the photo in the full suit and coat.

Starched Collar said...

There is something so romantic about men gone before their time - I guess that is why I made an entry about Rupert Brooke as well. But Latin men, oh, they just KILL me. Very hunky, and I don't care what century Hahaha.