Executive - Maria Helena Vieira da Silva
Executive - Maria Helena Vieira da Silva

Maria Helena Vieira da Silva


{Lisbon, Portugal, June 13, 1908 - Paris, France, March 6, 1992}

In our 5-star Torel Avantgarde we designed a room for the famous Portuguese painter Maria Helena Vieira da Silva, with a breathtaking view of the Douro River and the possibility of a double or twin bed.

The head of the bed, as well as the tones of the room, are based on a painting that Maria did. Other elements in the decoration of the room referring to the artist's life are the wooden easel, the wicker chair and the benches where she painted when she lived in Paris.

Double or twin bed
Bathtub overlooking the Douro River
Occupancy: up to two people
Offer of Nespresso coffee and water throughout the stay



Maria Helena Vieira da Silva was a Portuguese painter, who became naturalized French in 1952.

At the age of eleven, she began to study singing and piano, at home, and painting and drawing in renowned ateliers and modeling, with the writer Rogério Andrade.

At just nineteen years old, and accompanied by her mother, Maria Helena decided to continue her academic studies in Paris, France – something common among artists at the time.

 Her talent was honoured by the French Government. Maria Helena Vieira da Silva became the first woman to receive the Grand Prix National des Arts, in 1966.

Main artworks:

The chess game;
Interior à la spirale;
Passage of the Mrrrors;
Dislocation du labyrinthe;
Library on fire;
The forge;

 Artistic Movement: Abstract art.

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