Maria Helena Vieira da Silva The Corridor 1950

Artwork details

Artist
Title
The Corridor
Date 1950
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 648 x 911 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1953
Reference
N06189
Not on display

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Vieira da Silva was a key figure within the field of expressive abstraction in post-war Paris. However her work always retained a strong basis of reference to the visible world. Many of her paintings depict labyrinthine interior spaces, with complex or multiple lines of perspective. The elaborate mosaic and tiled surfaces recall the domestic architecture of her native Portugal. This picture was first exhibited in 1950 as The Corridor, but later became known as The Grey Room.

July 2012

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