Arshile Gorky and the Collection

From 5 Jun 14 to 31 May 15

This exhibition of some works of the CAM's Collection is structured around four major themes: Portraits, Still Lifes, Surrealism and Abstractionism. Various works by Portuguese artists such as Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso, Mário Eloy, Vieira da Silva, Mário Cesariny and Paula Rego engage in dialogue with the works of Arshile Gorky (c.1904–1948), an artist of Armenian origins who emigrated to the United States in 1920.

Gorky developed a style of painting that allied abstractionism to surrealism and was an early trailblazer of post-war American Abstract Expressionism.