In the thirties, the formal and spiritual heritage of Columbano became more perceptible in António Soares. In this "Self-portrait" the color is restrained and deaf, highlighting the contrasting whites of the gabardine and the colored note of the red scarf. The side view of the composition, the affirmative gesture and the symbol of the open book indicate the link established by Soares between painting and literature. The stylized hands underline the formal modern mannerism of the painter, characteristic of the decade.


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