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!
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”
At the Teatro Nacional Sao Joao:
I did not meet her, I have a deep regard and feeling for her.