Helena Almeida at Serralves and the National Theatre, it is also a love story – posted in Porto, Portugal, October 18, 2015

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Helena Almeida, Untitled, 1969

I love these early “paintings.” Just in Porto, Portugal for the opening of Helena Almeida’s retrospective at the Serralves Foundation – “Helena Almeida: My Work Is My Body, My Body Is My Work.” I am so glad I came to see this remarkable body of work. Excuse my I phone pictures. Just a few of my favorite pieces that I have not yet shown on the blog. Wow – she is a wonderful and remarkable artist of the 20th and 21st century!

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the two images below show the wonderful series titled Embrace or Abraco in Portoguese. Helena Almeida embraces her husband architect Artur Rosa (who has taken all the photographs of Almeida from the beginning to now). As the director of the National Theatre in Porgtugal told me – “It is also a love story”

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At the Teatro Nacional Sao Joao:

http://www.tnsj.pt/home/espetaculo.php?intShowID=867

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I did not meet her, I have a deep regard and feeling for her.

2 thoughts on “Helena Almeida at Serralves and the National Theatre, it is also a love story – posted in Porto, Portugal, October 18, 2015

  1. Hi Sherry:
    From the minute you said you were going to Portugal John and I, who love visiting Portugal, knew you would be moved by the landscape and the people and the art that is inspired from the place. For me, as a Californian – as you are, the landscape is so familiar – and comfortable. Love all your blogs and photos.
    xoxo Crystal

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    1. Thanks Crystal. I know you and John have been coming to Portugal for a long time. It is fantastic here, and I have not even been to the beach or the coast really yet. I agree, it is kind of the California of Europe – but not very touristy. Really strong and friendly culture. It has been totally inspiring working here. Just one more week:( xo Sherry

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