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Wednesday’s woman artist …

June 24, 2015

2015-06-23 18.54.14 In a little over a week I will be in Rio; visiting my daughter.  This will be my 4th visit, so have over the years  discovered some wonderful attractions.  Of course there are the usual tourist sights such as the Christ, Sugar loaf and the beaches and all very lovely.  I enjoy the city with it bookshops, cafes, architecture, parks, gardens and art galleries.    I have enjoyed ‘discovering’ Brazilian artists and particularly women ; browsing the Poetica da resistencia aspectos da gravura Brasileira I came across this image by Maria Helena Veira da Silva (1908-1992) I am not sure that it is an engraving but  Vieira da Silva who was born in Lisbon, Portugal did studying engraving with Stanley William Hayter (1901-1988) the English printmaker at the Academia de Belas-Artes or in Paris where she lived for most of her life,  although she did spend the war years in Brazil; so I am hoping to find more of her work while I am there.

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  1. June 24, 2015 1:55 pm

    It is the engraving plate. I think they are more beautiful than the engravings themselves. I bought one from my favorite Mexican artist and had him paint and sign the plate itself. Lovely…Judy

    • June 24, 2015 3:55 pm

      I wondered if it was so … and I agree it is beautiful … and tell a lovely story.


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