What art movement was the painter Maria Helena Vieira Da Silva associated with?
As a painter, the artist Maria Helena Vieira da Silva was part of the post-war abstract movement. The artist’s works can be categorised as “abstract landscapes”.
In 1913, Maria Helena Vieira Da Silva spent a few months in England with her aunt Beatriz and her maternal grandmother. She visited museums during her stay, which inspired her first aesthetic revelations. During the period from 1919 to 1927, Vieira da Silva took courses in academic drawing, copying casts as part of her training. The woman artist also studied painting at the Academia de Belas-Artes in Lisbon under Armando Lucena. Maria Helena Vieira Da Silva painted her first works in oil on canvas at just 13 years old. From 1924 to 1928, the artist also practised sculpture, and from 1926 to 1927, she attended anatomy classes at the Lisbon School of Medicine in order to perfect the construction of her drawings. The woman artist Maria Helena Vieira Da Silva particularly appreciated ancient Greek sculpture and Gothic sculpture, which she studied and admired at the Coimbra Museum in Lisbon.
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