Maria Helena Vieira Da SilvaSans Titre
Gouache on paper
Signed and dated 55
25.59 x 19.69 in ( 65 x 50 cm )
Inquiry - Sans Titre, 1955


Listed in the Catalog raisonné, p. 250, n°1266


Galerie Pierre, Paris

Sotheby's Auction, Paris


Guy Weelen, Jean-François Jaeger, Vieira da Silva, Catalogue Raisonné, Geneva, 1994, p. 250, no. 1266, illustrated

Artwork's description

This work on paper represents an expanse of networks and mosaics, all in a composition with a fleeting perspective. This is, according to the artist, "a way of making the work breathe".

Vieira Da Silva borrows forms from the real world, particularly from urban planning. Here, the structure is fragmented and condensed on the right side of the work. The colored lines take possession of the paper, they are energetic, dazzling and expressive. Indeed, they express a sensation, indicate a direction or outline a construction.

"All of his drawings are just spurts, calls for a momentum or a rhythm. Remembrance and premonitions meet there, as in each of his paintings. "