Six centuries of artistic creation
A versatile artist, painter, potter, sculptor, illustrator, stage set designer, Resende spans the major artistic movements of the 20th century. Thanks to his many trips in the 1950s and 1960s across France, Belgium, Italy, and England, his work incorporates the new aesthetic experiences taking place in Europe from the late 1940s to the 1980s, experimenting and reinventing visual formulations such as cubism, abstraction or expressionism. In this painting Resende returns to figuration, and takes up again the broad, spontaneous expressionist brush stroke, working a luminous palette, in shades of turquoise, green and yellow, marking the contrast between the melancholy, gloomy face and the abstract body shapes suggested in multiple smudges of blue.
| Oil on canvas, 153 x 123 cm
| CRATO. Municipal Museum of Crato