In the tranquillity of this drawing lies a voluptuousness and sensualism of form that refers to a neoclassical tradition, Almada Negreiros's (1893-1970) principal references having been Picasso and Ingres. Subtle anatomic disfigurements, provoking extensions and distortions, are analysed in the light of cubism, lending a languorous energy to the drawing's spatial development, detailed with erotically charged connotations, as in the sinuous shadings on the girl's body.


  • Title: Afternoon nap
  • Creator: José de Almada Negreiros
  • Date Created: 1939
  • Physical Dimensions: 68 cm x 100 cm
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Charcoal on paper

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