Popular Song Bird of Brazil

by amadeo de souza-cardoso

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      In 1916 Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso painted Popular Song Bird of Brazil. An impressive representation of Souza-Cardoso's incremental change of artistic style to expressionism. This reproduction offers a fragmented, brightly coloured composition highlighting figurative elements that float within the painting – the colourful crockery and pots, the windows and house, the doll and bird in a finely balanced composition. This Popular Song Bird of Brazil is strengthened by the doll in central composition, that draws on the wider colour palette. Popular Song Bird of Brazil visually captivates the viewer at first glance - and tends to draw the viewer back to inspect further elements of this popular piece.
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Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso (1887 - 1918) was a celebrated Portuguese artist who is known for his modernist and futuristic paintings.  Cardoso's early works, were stylistically close to impressionism, which incrementally morphed around 1910, by influences both in cubism and futurism, catapulting Cardoso into one of the first modernist Portuguese painters.

Cardoso's style was aggressive and vivid both in form and colour and his works may seem random or chaotic in their compositional structure at first but are clearly defined and balanced on closer inspection. Even considering his short life span - due to succumbing to the Spanish Flu at just 30 years old, Cardoso was an artist who left an undeniable mark on the history of modern art in Portugal, thanks to his commitment and prolific artwork, whilst embracing fresh ideas of the current art scene of the time.

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