Yesterday I spoke about the mirror, which gives me
today the idea of speaking about the image.
yet, my concern is not with the reflected,
but with the irradiant image,
an image I might compare to the sun's disc,
which gives us light and warmth.
The mirror image
is apparent and exterior;
it has never helped me
to decipher a
single trait of that
which I call my
While the irradiant
image is one that,
like the sun, seeps
into us to reveal that
Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso, undated text, ASC-BA Collection (translated by José Gabriel Flores and Richard Trewinnard)
in Helena de Freitas (coord.), Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso, Catálogo Raisonné: Pintura, Lisboa: Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian e Assírio & Alvim, 2008, p. 435.