Futurism in Portugal

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Shortly after two Portuguese newspapers gave notice of Marinetti’s publication of theFoundation and Manifesto of Futurism, a turn towards modernist forms of expression can be found in Portugal, especially in the magazines A águia and Orpheu. It was here that Fernando Pessoa and Mario de Sa-Carneiro began their literary career and inititated a process of cultural innovation. Echoes of Futurist doctrines can be found in Pessoa’s concepts of Paulism, Intersectionism and Sensationism, Almada-Negreiros’Cena do ódioand in the recitation of this ‘Scene’ at the Teatro Republica (4 April 1917). After the failure to bring out a third issue ofOrpheu, a Futurist group assembled in Faro where, in 1917, they published a number of Futurist works in the periodical O heraldo and organized an art exhibition in a gallery. The crowning achievement of the development was undoubtedly the publication of the magazinePortugal futurista(November 1917). The early death of three key figures in the young Futurist circle of Lisbon (Mário de Sá-Carneiro, Santa Rita Pintor and Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso) caused a premature demise of the movement, which was also likely to have been the reason for Marinetti’s much delayed fist visit to Lisbon in 1932.Keywords: Orpheu; Portugal futurista; Águia; O heraldo; Fernando Pessoa; Mário de Sá-Carneiro; José de Almada-Negreiros; Santa Rita Pintor; Amadeo de Souza- Cardoso; Marinetti in Lisbon in 1932
Original languageUnknown
Pages (from-to)351-370
JournalInternational Yearbook of Futurism Studies
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013

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