Posts Tagged ‘lisbon’

Artist of the moment…….Maria Helena Vieiera da Silva

 

 

Maria Helena Vieira da Silva was a Portuguese/ French painter who worked in an abstract style. Maria da Silva was born in Lisbon, Portugal in the year 1908.

The artist enjoyed art as a child and enrolled at the Academy of Art in Lisbon, Portugal when she was 11 years old.

She studied with much of the well established artists in many fields including Fernand Léger and Stanley W. Hayter the master engraver.

After completing her studies she began to exhibit in Paris, France in her early 20s, moving to the city in the early 1930s. She also married an artist she met there named Árpád Szenes.

In this clip a great montage of works by the artist:

The artist exhibited at the Sao Paulo Art Biennial in 1961.

Maria Helena Vieira da Silva passed away in 1992.

Price range information: The artist produced prints which start at $5,000. She also worked in oils, gouache, and watercolor. Prices range from $50,000 to $1 million dollars.

What I enjoy most about the artist’s work is her flow and movement of shapes. Another contemporary artist whose work is very abstract and similar to Da Silva, but with a nod to the field of architecture, is the artist Julie Mehretu.

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Artist of the moment……Amadeo Souza Cardoso

Amadeo de Souza Cardoso was born in Mancelos, Amarante, Portugal in the year 1887.

Amadeo de Souza Cardoso attended the Superior School of Fine Arts located in Lisbon, Portugal. As a young man he mastered the art of caricature. Another caricature artist who went on to great success as a painter would be the great Claude Monet. Cardoso also attended the Ecole des Beaux Arts located in Paris, France.

Cardoso was part of the ground breaking Armory Exhibition of 1913. This was a ground breaking show in America for the Modernist painters.

Cardoso also experimented with the Cubist style of painting.

A brief bio and montage of works by Amadeo de Souza Cardoso:

Amadeo de Souza de Cardoso passed away in 1918 at the age of 30 years old from the Spanish Flu.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

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