Dating back to 1913, this Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso painting represents the popular religious procession that takes place annually in the city of Amarante. Evoking the Quattrocento painters, whose art represented several street shows, Amadeo grasps all of the ceremony’s visual potential in this painting, while disrupting the system of conventional representation. Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso is the only Portuguese painter who participated in the international avant-garde movement of the beginning of the 20th century. In this work, Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso uses cubist-futurist experimentation, combining geometric shapes with the representation of his movement. This work breathes new life into the Corpus Christi vase, introducing Amadeo to a new generation.
Special edition numbered and limited to 500 copies.