The exhibition features the work of a couple of artists who survived the dramatic events in Portugal in 1939 and were forced to wander around the world, faced with denial of citizenship by several countries and rejection among artists and intellectuals.
After the Nazi invasion of France, Vieira da Silva and Senesh - she lost her Portuguese citizenship, he as a Jew - lived as stateless persons in Portugal, and since 1940 - in Brazil. After the war, Vieira da Silva returned to France, and in 1956 she and the Senesh received French citizenship. Since the 1950s, Vieira da Silva has gained worldwide recognition as one of the most original, consistent, profound and authoritative representatives of non-figurative painting. Arpad Senesh was influenced by Japanese traditional art in the 1950s, experimenting with gouache and tempera, the play of light and atmospheric phenomena on canvas. In the 1940s, he was one of the largest representatives of the Parisian school of painting.