23. Maria Helena VIEIRA DA SILVA (1908-1992)

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23. Maria Helena VIEIRA DA SILVA (1908-1992)
23. Maria Helena VIEIRA DA SILVA (1908-1992) Untitled music, 1967 Oil on canvas. Signed lower right. 97 x 130 cm. Provenance: - Galerie Jeanne Bucher, 53 rue de Seine, Paris (label on back). - Collection Pierre and Jeannine Consten. Bibliography : - G. Weelen and J.-F. Jaeger, Vieira da Silva, catalog raisonné, Geneva, 1994, no. 2179 (illustrated, p.443). - Vieira Da Silva, Monographie générale, 1954, reproduced on p. XXXX. - Vieira Da Silva, Dora Vallier, Editions Weber, Paris, 1971, reproduced in color p.230 and 231. Exhibitions : - Galerie Jeanne Bucher, 53 rue de Seine, Paris (label on back). - Montpellier, Musée Fabre and Galerie Frédéric Bazille, Exhibition Vieira Da Silva, July 23 to September 19, 1971, no. 54 (label on back). Untitled Music, 1957, is built on an almost rigorous orthogonal almost rigorous. This grid structure, which was used from 1950 onwards 1950, replaces the perspective boxes of the late thirties, claustrophobic and soon abandoned (Cf. Ville Blanche 1950, number 21 of this catalog). The external space will henceforth penetrate the composition of the paintings, the modern city to introduce its accelerated perspectives. In Untitled Music, Viera in a hidden paradox, softens the grid structure structure: the white horizontal and vertical lines are not drawn: they appear in are not drawn: they appear in negative of the finer black lines. black lines. The black canvas is punctuated by brushed touches of transparency of soft browns while dark or light blue slates lighten the the device. The glance, by zooming attentively discovers also of microscopic red spots lost in the immensity. "How many times, I modify a tiny spot, so tiny that nobody sees it" declares the artist at the end of the the artist at the end of the Fifties. At the bottom, the painting escapes the uniformity of the structure thanks to a of parallel keys that suggest a piano keyboard. We know that Vieira was a musician (she had a harmonium in her studio) and a particular music lover. her studio) and particularly fond of music (Bach, Mozart and Debussy). ATTENTION: NO LIVE FOR THIS LOT. REGISTRATION WITH THE STUDY IS MANDATORY.
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