Lisbon. Museu Calouste Gulbenkian-Modern Collection

José Sobral de Almada Negreiros (April 7, 1893 – June 15, 1970) was a Portuguese artist, writer, poet and playwright, directly associated with a group of modernists.

He was also one of the most important employees of Orpheus magazine. He studied in Portugal at Jesuit College, gained the notoriety of a bully and rowdy there, and in 1911 he entered the International University of Lisbon. Not yet finished, he begins to exhibit and at his exhibition he meets Fernando Pessoa, with whom he will work in the journal Orpheus in the future. Portrait of Pessoa – the most famous work of Almad Negreirush. Influence on his creative formation had Fernand Leger, Pablo Picasso, Robert Delaunay, Sonia Delaunay.

Monument ‘Reminiscent of Almada Negreiros’ in Lisbon, Portugal, close to the Tagus River A steel-made artwork was erected in 2014 in honor of the outstanding diagram of modern Portuguese culture, by the artist José Sobral de Almada Negreiros In addition to literature and paintings, Almada launched choreography’s ballet, and work on tapestry, engraving, wall paintings, caricature, mosaic, azulejo and stained glass

My picture was sold at a charity auction organized by the Ronald McDonalds Foundation, June 9, 2019 in Kiev.

Hurray, I want to share the joy that overwhelms me, my little victory on the way to a big goal! My picture was sold at a charity auction organized by the Ronald McDonalds Foundation,
June 9, 2019 in Kiev.

Meditation or Following Roerich, oil on canvas, 80×80 cm, 2019

There are two types of knowledge: one is expressed in words, the other is exact, understood by the spirit, but not embedded in words. Even it is impossible to explain in words how this understanding occurs, but it is truly beautiful. – Nicholas Roerich.

This picture was written by me after the lecture about Nicholas Roerich. When a connection arose in my head with that teenage girl I was when I lived in the Pamirs, with the girl who saw the work of Nicholas Roerich, and now with an adult woman who is now rethinking everything. I am happy that the money will go to a good cause, and I am happy that my picture has come to someone like it !!!

Information Flows, Flow #7

Flow #7 , acrylic on canvas, 60×100 cm, 2019
The last picture from the series “Information flows” I wrote under the impression of the boy Artem, from the orphanage in the village of Tsibli. Artem, 13 years old. The picture impressed me. He tooks the Spanish artist Street art El Pez ,, as a basis, but wrote it in its own way, the name of the picture is “Mother Above All”!
Mother is nature, mother is a parent, mother is the beginning of life … Mother, mommy, mummy, mother practically sounds the same in all languages. I immediately formed an image and colors, red, blue, yellow. When the picture was painted, I realized that intuitively I took the colors that are used in the icons. This confirmed my identification, all that is in us is laid on the gene level by our ancestors.

Imformation Flows, Flow #6

Flow #6, acrylic on canvas, 50×105 cm, 2019

The idea of writing a picture arose after visiting a children’s home in the village of Tsibli.

We give, but we receive, children learn from us, and we learn from them. Thus, everything in the world is interconnected and one action causes another. The guys, Andrei and Roma painted a picture and signed it “No Fear.” And who can better know about this than these children who have no parents or parents are on probation?

Their picture pierced me, I wrote my understanding.

I am still learning, Flow # 5 from series Information Flows

Nothing is random in our lives! I had a series of events that led me to write a series of works of abstractions.

Firstly, my trip to Madrid, a visit to the Prado Museum, influenced me.

Secondly, I took a course on the history of European art “CEH.1-ENx: European Paintings: From Leonardo to Rembrandt to Goya”, which was taught by ALEJANDRO VERGARA chief curator of Flemish painting and the Northern School of the Prado Museum!

Third, I would never have thought that it was Francisco Goya (the same Prado Museum) that would push me to this idea :).

I present you one work from the series “Information Flows”
Flow # 5, acrylic on canvas, 50×105, 2019

Travel to Madrid March 3-9, 2019. PRADO Museum.

1) What do we know about Hieronymus Bosh?

He is complex, mysterious, and therefore interesting in our time.

We know very little about the artist Bosch.

Bosch’s date of birth has not been determined with certainty.

Bosch was born and lived all his life in and near ‘s-Hertogenbosch, the capital of the Dutch province of Brabant.

His grandfather, Jan van Aken (died 1454), was a painter and is first mentioned in the records in 1430. It is known that Jan had five sons, four of whom were also painters.

 Bosch’s father, Anthonius van Aken (died c. 1478) acted as artistic adviser to the Brotherhood of Our Lady. It is generally assumed that either Bosch’s father or one of his uncles taught the artist to paint, however none of their works survive.

2) Was he the messiah, the antichrist, the forecaster, the alchemist, the religious man or the heretic, the madman, or perhaps all of this at once?

He likes to use the method of narration where the biblical story lies on the surface, further local folklore, further away is satire, allegories, symbols.

Travel to Madrid March 3-9, 2019. Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum.

Today I have visited the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum. This museum is part of the “Golden Triangle of Arts” of the Spanish capital, along with the Prado and the Center for the Arts of Queen Sofia.
This private art gallery impressed me with a large collection of impressionists. I saw a lot of paintings by Gauguin, Nolde, Braque, Sisley. Frozen before the picture Delone.
An exposition of women artists from the avant-garde period was represented in one hall: Alexandra Ester, Nadezhda Udaltsova, Lyubov Popova, etc.
In general, I will not list them all, I want to say one thing who will be in Madrid, you must visit this museum, you will not regret it. I was very impressed.

What are some tips for beginning artists?

One of the most important top tips are to do what you do with love. And this concerns not only for artists, but absolutely for everyone! Everything will end up if only there is love. Because when it is – that is: beauty, life, sincerity and the soul.
Never fear failure. You can strive for perfection all your life, but never reach it, so don’t panic. Only the one who does nothing is not mistaken.