Six centuries of artistic creation
"Coladera" (a musical genre of Cape Verde) was painted in a late phase of Júlio Resende's artistic production. The composition develops in luminous tones of pink and turquoise blue, in a strong, free and spontaneous expressionist brush stroke that, according to Resende himself, corresponds to a chromatic evolution, "always in search of a more upbeat colour, of purer tones, resulting from a more understanding and tolerant attitude towards life". Thanks to his stays in Paris and his travels in the 1950s and 1960s, Resende's artistic career incorporates multiple aesthetic experiences stemming from the various movements taking place in Europe from the late 1940s to the 1980s, experimenting with visual formulations such as cubism, geometric abstraction, or expressionism.
| Oil on canvas, 151 x 182 cm
| GUARDA. Municipal Museum of Guarda