Egypte (Vieira da Silva Portalegre tapestries)

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Egypte (Vieira da Silva Portalegre tapestries)

Image by pedrosimoes7
Arpad Szenes-Vieira da Silva Foundation, Praça das Amoreiras, Lisbon, Portugal
– &quotVieira da Silva an Portalegre Tapestries Exposition&quot –
(Picture taken following earlier authorisation of the Exposition Curator Vera Fino to whom I am grateful)

Portalegre Tapestry Manufacture, 1981
tapestry, coloured wool
170×212 cm
Artist proof 1/two
Santander Totta Bank collection

2500 to 10000 &quotstiches&quot/dm2
Wool decorative weft: cotton warp and bidding weft
Restricted edition of 6 + 2 artist’s proof

Produced from : Egypte, 1948
oil on canvas
65×81 cm
Catologue raisonné nº 591


As a producer of pieces of art at the service of painters, the Portalegre Tapestry Manufacture has always worked alongside the artistic movements of its time.
Over a span of only 75 years, the Portalegre Tapestry Manufacture has used a certain hand- weaving technique recognized as &quotPortalegre weaving&quot to carve a space for itself in a nation that, in spite of getting a extended tradition in textile production, only valued tapestries if they came from France or the Flanders. From Portugal, Portalegre tapestries have spread across the planet: nowadays they can be located in each continent.

By giving textile form to operates by significant names in modern art, the Portalegre Tapestry Manufacture assists maintain alive one particular of Western civilisation’s oldest and richest art types: wall tapestries.
These tapestries are original pieces of art, the outcome of distinctive collaboration in between the painter, the designer and the weavers.

The Portalegre Tapestry Manufacture requires an original painting and converts it into one more medium, hence revealing a new dimension of the function. Rather then a basic reproduction, the resulting tapestry is a veritable operate of art, due to its intrinsic qualities and to the strategies involved in its creation.
Much more than 200 portuguese and foreign painters have seen their work turned into Portalegre tapestries.

As 1 of the foremost names in Portuguese painting, Maria Helena Vieira da Silva could not have been left out of this &quotPortuguese Adventure&quot.

Right after getting invited by Guy Fino in 1960, she sent the original of Mouraria to the tapestry workshop.

Even tough Mouraria comes across right now as the &quoteasiest&quot piece of tapestry by Vieira da Silva, it was one thing very unprecedented in terms of what had been the regular of tapestry production for the duration of the 1950’s, and confronted the Manufacture, especially it really is designers, with major troubles, detailed in the letters Guy Fino wrote to Vieira da Silva in between November 1960 and October 1961.

The procedure of turning the original into a tapestry implies, on a initial stage, enlarging it, correcting it and picking the weft colours to be employed. The designer, on whom rests the responsibility for faithfully translating the painter spirit into an additional medium, enlarges the original, performing away with non-essentials so that the final piece will do the original justice. So that as Guy Fino wrote to Vieira da Silva, &quotone will see in the tapestry what 1 saw in the original art&quot.

Soest NL – National Military Museum – General Dynamics F-16A Fighting Falcon 04

Image by Daniel Mennerich
The Basic Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon is a single-engine multirole fighter aircraft originally created by General Dynamics (now Lockheed Martin) for the United States Air Force (USAF). Made as an air superiority day fighter, it evolved into a productive all-weather multirole aircraft. More than 4,500 aircraft have been constructed because production was authorized in 1976. Despite the fact that no longer becoming bought by the U.S. Air Force, improved versions are still becoming constructed for export customers. In 1993, Basic Dynamics sold its aircraft manufacturing company to the Lockheed Corporation, which in turn became component of Lockheed Martin following a 1995 merger with Martin Marietta.

The Fighting Falcon has important features including a frameless bubble canopy for better visibility, side-mounted handle stick to ease control whilst maneuvering, a seat reclined 30 degrees to lessen the impact of g-forces on the pilot, and the first use of a relaxed static stability/fly-by-wire flight manage system which assists to make it a nimble aircraft. The F-16 has an internal M61 Vulcan cannon and 11 locations for mounting weapons and other mission gear. The F-16’s official name is &quotFighting Falcon&quot, but &quotViper&quot is commonly employed by its pilots and crews, due to a perceived resemblance to a viper snake as effectively as the Battlestar Galactica Colonial Viper starfighter.

In addition to active duty U.S. Air Force, Air Force Reserve Command, and Air National Guard units, the aircraft is also utilised by the USAF aerial demonstration group, the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, and as an adversary/aggressor aircraft by the United States Navy. The F-16 has also been procured to serve in the air forces of 25 other nations. As of 2015, it is the second most typical presently operational military aircraft in the globe.