About the Art
According to Guy Weelen, this picture ‘does not represent any specific or special view. It is primarily a composition, evolved as the work progressed, but also dependent on the first marks inscribed on the canvas. It is true all the same that there is an influence of the “environment”, and according to Vieira da Silva, it was painted while she was living in the rue de la Glacière. It is also marked by the Parisian light. Yet it could just as well have been called “Composition” as “Paris”. Certain elements are reminiscent of Lisbon; it is in the form of a city (?); yet it also evokes the realm of memory. It reconstitutes the long passage of time past, when Lisbon seemed like nostalgia and Paris like an omen, but it is certainly not a copy of reality. It is perhaps a homage to the right angle, or the square, but the triangles on the left, unexpected in the composition, give it, it is true, a flavour of something seen. Very misleading!’ (letter of 7 March 1970).
Ronald Alley, Catalogue of the Tate Gallery’s Collection of Modern Art other than Works by British Artists, Tate Gallery and Sotheby Parke-Bernet, London 1981, pp.747-8, reproduced p.747
School of Paris painter in oils and gouache, lithographer, engraver and designer. Born in Lisbon, daughter of a diplomat. Began studying drawing, painting and sculpture in Lisbon. Moved to Paris in 1928 and attended a succession of art schools, including the Grande Chaumière and the Académie Scandinave; studied sculpture under Bourdelle and Despiau, painting under Dufresne, Friesz, Léger and Bissière, and engraving under Hayter. Married the Hungarian painter Arpad Szenes in 1930. Visited Hungary, Spain and Lisbon. First one-woman exhibition at the Galerie Jeanne Bucher, Paris, 1933. The sight of the criss-cross of streets in Lisbon in 1935 contributed to her growing interest in perspective, the inversion of space, discontinuity, etc. Lived in Rio de Janeiro 1940-7, then returned to Paris. Took French nationality in 1956. Awarded the Grand Prix at the 1961 São Paulo Bienal and the Grand Prix National des Arts 1963. Has designed stained glass and tapestries, and illustrated with engravings René Char’s L’Inclémence lointaine 1961. Lived in Paris and in a village in the Loiret.
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ENTRIES for ART BEAD ARTISTS!!
• Please post at least one single shot of your creation on the Pinterest Board. This will be used to make a collage for the Monthly Challenge Gallery. Every creation will be added to the collage, regardless of a blog post. So everyone gets included!
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• Be sure to share with us the name of the art bead artist in the description of your photo so that if you are selected for the weekly Perfect Pairings on Wednesdays, both you as the designer and the art bead artist can get the credit you both deserve!
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• The Monthly Challenge Recap with Blog Tour will be posted on December 31st.
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• Winners will be randomly chosen from all the qualifying entries on January 1st.
• Formerly the Featured Designer of the Week, our new Perfect Pairings will focus on both the jewelry designer and the art bead artist.
• From all the entries during the month, an editor will pick their favorite design to be featured every Wednesday here on ABS, so get those entries in soon.
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