09.06.2022 — 06.11.2022

Vieira Da Silva – L’Œil du labyrinthe

France-Portugal Season 2022

Maria Helena Vieira da Silva

Musée Cantini, Marseille, France

From June 9 to November 6, 2022, the Cantini Museum, the Museum of Modern Art of the City of Marseille, and the Museum of Fine Arts of Dijon in partnership with the Jeanne Bucher Jaeger Gallery of Paris, organize during the 2022/2023 France-Portugal season, “Vieira da Silva. L’œil du labyrinthe”, a retrospective of the work of the internationally renowned painter of Portuguese origin Maria Helena Vieira da Silva (1908-1992).

The exhibition, composed of more than eighty works, illustrates the key stages of her career marked by a relentless questioning of perspective, urban transformations, architectural dynamics and the musicality of the pictorial touch. “Perspective is a way of playing with space. I get a lot of pleasure from looking at space, the rhythms. The architecture of a city has a relationship with music. There are long times, short times. There are small windows. There are big ones”.

On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the death of this immense artist, the exhibition at the Cantini Museum illustrates the importance of Maria Helena Vieira da Silva in the reinvention of modern art and the contemporaneity of the concepts she raised.

Being the first retrospective of a 20th century woman artist to be held at the Cantini Museum, this exhibition constitutes an international operation aimed at rehabilitating the role of women in the creation of this era.

Musée Cantini

19, Rue Grignan
13006 Marseille – France
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Maria Helena Vieira da Silva, Le jeu de cartes, 1937
Oil on canvas
23,6 x 36,2 in
© Jean-Louis Losi, Private Collection, Courtesy Jeanne Bucher Jaeger, Paris-Lisbon
Maria Helena Vieira da Silva, Composition 55, 1955
Oil on canvas
45,6 x 53,9 in
© Jean-Louis Losi, Courtesy Jeanne Bucher Jaeger, Paris-Lisbon
Maria Helena Vieira da Silva, La Scala ou Les yeux, 1937
Oil on canvas
23,6 x 36,2 in
© Faujour, Courtesy Jeanne Bucher Jaeger, Paris-Lisbon
Maria Helena Vieira da Silva, Autoportrait, 1930
Oil on canvas
19,7 x 18,1 in
© ADAGP, Courtesy Comité Árpád Szenes - Vieira da Silva, Lisbon
Maria Helena Vieira da Silva, Ariane, 1988
Oil on canvas
51,1 x 38,1 in
© ADAGP, Private collection, Courtesy Jeanne Bucher Jaeger, Paris-Lisbon
Maria Helena Vieira da Silva, Marseille blanc, 1931
Oil on canvas
21,2 x 31,8 in
© ADAGP, Courtesy Musée Cantini, Marseille
Maria Helena Vieira da Silva, Composition aux damiers bleus, 1949
Gouache on paper
18,8 x 24,4 in
© Jean-Louis Losi, Courtesy Jeanne Bucher Jaeger, Paris-Lisbon
Maria Helena Vieira da Silva, Echiquier rouge ou Joueurs d'échecs, 1946
Oil on cardboard mounted on canvas
15,2 x 17,9 in
© Jean-Louis Losi, Courtesy Jeanne Bucher Jaeger, Paris-Lisbon
Maria Helena Vieira da Silva, Memoire, 1966-67
Oil on canvas
44,8 x 57,4 in
© Jean-Louis Losi, Courtesy Jeanne Bucher Jaeger, Paris - Lisbon
Maria Helena Vieira da Silva, Chemins de la paix, 1985
Oil on canvas
28,6 x 39,3 in
© Jean-Louis Losi, Courtesy Jeanne Bucher Jaeger, Paris - Lisbon
Maria Helena Vieira da Silva, La gare Saint Lazare, 1949
Oil on canvas
23,6 x 28,7 in
© Jean-Louis Losi, Courtesy Jeanne Bucher Jaeger, Paris - Lisbonne
Maria Helena Vieira da Silva, Vers la lumière, 1991
Oil on canvas
45,6 × 28,7 in
Maria Helena Vieira da Silva, Les yeux, 1953
14,9 × 21,3 × 2,4 in
Photograph by Jean-Louis Losi