Untitled (Ponte)
Date 1914
Medium Oil on canvas
Dimensions 33.4 x 41.1 cm
Inventory ID UID 102-710
When cubism emerged in Paris, Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso’s work was progressively developing from a style that was close to German expressionism, particularly that of August Macke. He focused on controlling the composition, retaining a broad palette of colours. His simplified and geometric forms are easily identifiable. He produced a perspective effect by using lines of escape under the bridge and the depth of the arch. The colours are natural, the background being green, the stone red, and the water blue. He attempts to bring about a metamorphosis between reality and abstraction. AC
Margarida Ferreira collection, Estoril; acquired in 2004.