Investing in Portuguese Women's Art

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Want to invest in art but don't know where to start? Are you a new collector and need more guidance? P55.ART has put together a list of 5 renowned contemporary artists. Find out who is an artistmost influential companies in which you want to invest.Check out P55.ART's tips for those who are starting to collect art. If you have any doubts, let us know!

1. Maria HelenaVieira da Silva
Vieira da Silvais a renowned artist who dabbled in abstract painting. His work, composed of a poetry of colors and shapes, inspired by big cities, is full of soft lines. He worked in sculpture, illustrations, theatrical decorations and also dedicated himself to tapestry. The artist worked and lived mainly in Paris, however it is possible to discover traces of Lisbon in her work. Due to the Second World War and the Estado Novo, she took refuge in Brazil with her husband, the painter Arpad Szenes. It was mainly from the post-war period that his work began to be recognized and celebrated nationally and internationally, with several commissions and exhibitions. Currently, his works are appreciated in different parts of the world for the way they revolutionized art. Undoubtedly, a good investment for those who loveabstract art.

Vieira Silva | Magazine | P55.ARTVieira da Silva

2. Paula Rego
The painting “School for Little Witches”, by the Portuguese artistPaula Rego, sold on Wednesday for £415,000 (€500,000) at auction in London, above Christie's estimate. Dating from 2009, the 154 by 121 centimeter painting shows a group of children and their adult caregivers, “like clients of an absurd day care center”, can be read in the essay on the work, published by the auctioneer. Each time, the Portuguese painter sells more works at exuberant prices. Everything indicates that more and more your pieces will increase in value so it will always be a good investment.Paula Rego(1935) gained national and international recognition as one of the greatest artists of our time for her deeply ambiguous and figurative works. From abstractionism to conceptualism, his pieces are part of a figurative field of their own: «the beautiful grotesque». In surreal compositions with cruelty - both subtle and explicit - the Portuguese artist demonstrates her own imagination, the brutality of Portuguese folk tales, dysfunctional family relationships, political systems and social structures. Women and girls are put in the foreground, and animals often replace humans. Between life and art,Paula Regodemonstrates their concerns and convictions, as an example of this, the production of the series entitled «Aborto» for agreeing with the decriminalization of the voluntary interruption of pregnancy.

Paula Rego| P55 Magazine | P55.ARTPaula Rego

3. Armanda Passos
Armanda Passosstood out in Portuguese artistic production with its full of deep meanings linked to its intimate space. In the vivid colors of his portraits, we see, in a dreamlike way, his interpretations, above all, of the woman, as a figure and representation. In addition to the female figures, his work shows his relationship with nature, in particular with birds, and by the development of a revolutionary technique with silkscreen. She did not see herself noticed in painting or drawing and did not foresee an artistic future, however fate made her one of the most predominant Portuguese artists, marking the art of the late 20th century and the beginning of the 21st century. He left a work full of paintings, drawings and serigraphs that represent a talent that manifested itself smoothly. Currently, his pieces are present in several collections, namely at the National Museum of Contemporary Art, at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation's Center for Modern Art, at the Serralves Foundation and at theAmadeo de Souza-Cardoso. After his death last year, his works have come to be appreciated, being a great investment for lovers of figurative art.

Armanda Passos| P55 Magazine | P55.ARTArmanda Passos

4. Graça Morais
Wrapped in mystery and surprise,Graça Morais(1948) creates works that convey to the viewer his memory of the rural world, of the village of Vieiro in Trás-os-Montes, where he was born and raised. In a relationship between the body, thought and experience, the artist paints with strong features the faces of a village, the stories of the Portuguese people, their customs, the way of working and the power of motherhood. In addition to painting, he created illustrations for books and tile panels in various buildings such as the Caixa Geral de Depósitos Building in Lisbon, the Belarus Station of the Moscow Metro, among others.Graça Moraisrepresented Portugal at the XVII Bienal de São Paulo in 1983. In 2008, the Center for Contemporary Art was inauguratedGraça Morais(CACGM) in Bragança, designed by the architect Souto Moura, which has a nucleus of several rooms dedicated to the painter's work. Remember your Portuguese origins with the works ofGraça Morais!

Graça Morais| Magazine | P55.ARTGraça Morais

5. Rueffa
With an artistic career created based on the premises ofpop art, Rueffa(1986) considers herself a NeoPop Art artist, for having built a new discourse around this artistic movement. His works represent the figures of thepop artamerican, likeAndy Warhol andRoy Lichtenstein, among other key personalities for Portuguese and international culture, such as Amália Rodrigues, José Malhoa, Freddy Mercury andBasquiat. With a strong pedagogical component, the Portuguese artist aims to bring the viewer closer to art in an exciting and sensitive way, through a direct message linked to the recognition of popular figures and the exploration of everyday images. His work is developed from the combination of different materials such as polystyrene, polyester resins, fiberglass, among others. if you likepop art, the works ofRueffaare ideas for you.

Rueffa| P55 Magazine | P55.ART

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