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Maria Helena Vieira da Silva Le livre des livres I, 1974

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Maria Helena Vieira da Silva, Le livre des livres I
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About the work
  • Medium

    Print : etching, burin engraving, book

  • Dimensions cm | inch

    19.5 x 14 x 2 inch

  • Support

    Print on paper

  • Framing

    Not framed

  • Type

    Numbered and limited to 130 copies
    1 remaining copy

  • Authenticity

    Work sold with an invoice from the gallery
    and a certificate of authenticity

  • Signature

    Hand-signed by artist

  • About the artwork

    Artwork sold in perfect condition

    Leading edition of the artist's book, Livre des livres I, including 22 poems by Pierre Lecuire and 22 original engravings by 15 artists: Fermin Aguayo, Geneviève Asse, César, Serge Charchoune, Étienne-Martin, Claude Garache, Charles Marq, Jean Messagier, Henry Moore, Vera Pagava, Brigitte Simon, Arpad Szenès, Pierre Tal Coat, Raoul Ubac, Maria Helena Viera da Silva.

    First edition (1974) printed at 130 copies on shaped paper, signed by the author and the artists in colophon. Edited by Pierre Lecuire, 1974, Paris.

    One of the 25 master copies with a series of 22 engravings and an additional burin engraving, all signed.

    In-folio, in sheets, publisher box.
    Dimensions of the box: 49.5 x 35.5 x 5 cm
    Dimensions of the pages: 46.5 x 32.5 cm

    The Book of Books is an invitation to fifteen artists to produce a variation from the engraving, Les three books, by Hercules Seghers (c. 1590 - c. 1638), Dutch engraver and painter of the Golden Age.

    References: Books by Pierre Lecuire, Descriptive Bibliography, 1980: n ° 20. - Cat. Books by Pierre Lecuire, BnF, 2001, n ° 22.
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Maria Helena Vieira da Silva

Portugal Born in: 1908 Emerging artists
Maria Helena Vieira da Silva, born in Lisbon in 1908, forerunner of abstract landscaping, revolutionized the pictorial composition of the 20th century. She was introduced to painting in Lisbon in 1928 then moved to the French capital. She joined La Grande Chaumière and the Académie Scandinave. She trained with renowned artists such as Fernand Léger, Antoine Bourdelle, Charles Despiau, Othon Friesz and Roger Bissière. She joined the Paris school which brings together the great foreign artists. The composition of his works strongly detaches the trends of the time. A labyrinth of lines takes hold of the canvas, converges towards a vanishing point and carries our gaze into the infinity of the off-screen. Inspired by town planning and architecture, we can perfectly perceive her thirst for knowledge through this accumulation of lines which directs our thoughts towards the unknown. She also duplicates these mosaics in tapestries and ceramics. The space is fragmented as in the works of Cézanne, the colors evoke the palettes of abstract art and cubism. The novelty that she brings to artistic creation will be rewarded many times: at the grand prize of the Sao Paulo biennial in 1961, at the National Grand Prix of the Arts in 1963, she won the title of "Knight of the Legion of Honor. In 1979. She died in 1992.
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