The first big exhibition dedicated to Almada Negreiros is to take place, starting on February 3, at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. It is called A Way of Being Modern and it will last until June 5.
The exhibition is divided into seven themes and it gathers more than 400 works some of which unheard of, proposing to bring a fresh perspective into Almada’s importance within the history of the Portuguese Modernist movement, according to a note published on the official webpage of Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.
The exhibition features the relationship between painting and drawing with the works made by the artist in collaboration with publishers, musicians, architects and set designers. It will also present some works and researches never published, showing difference features of the artist.
José de Almada Negreiros first debuted as a caricaturist, in 1911. In March 1914 he published his first poem. In 1915, he collaborates in the first issue of the literary magazine Orpheu and illustrated the prospectus for the magazine Contemporânea. He is considered the father of the Modernist movement and one of the biggest Portuguese artists.