Chimney - amamede´s painting


Acrylic on canvas


This canvas is dominated by tubular and rounded elements which align vertically, suggesting chimneys on a hypothetical deck. The depicted objects are organised into a jigsaw puzzle of dynamic equilibrium, in which reds, blues, browns and yellows separate into challenging colour schemes. As in a complex mechanical system, strange chimneys can be made out on the imaginary deck, imprisoned by chance in the mesh of the swaying nausea of the sea’s movements.


Nesta tela preponderam elementos tubulares e arredondados que se alinham verticalmente sugerindo chaminés de um hipotético convés. Os objectos figurados organizam-se como um puzle em equilíbrio dinâmico onde vermelhos, azuis, castanhos e amarelos se separam em cromatismos desafiantes. Como num sistema mecânico complexo distinguem-se estranhas chaminés de convés imaginários aprisionados ao acaso nas malhas da náusea baloiçante do movimento marinho.


Esta tela pertence ao catálogo de pintura da Galeria da Albuquerque e Lima e pode ser adquirida na referida galeria de arte.


Amamede (António José Mamede de Albuquerque) was born in Cape Verde in 1943. Formerly of dual nationality, in 1974 he chose Portuguese nationality.

A teacher in higher education with a PhD in Medicine, he has been devoted to Painting since 1975.

His work was exhibited for the first time at the “Exposição Artistas de Coimbra” [Coimbra Artists Exhibition] organised in 1988 by the XI Congresso Nacional de Ortopedia [XI National Orthopedics Congress]. An associate of the Movimento Artístico de Coimbra [Coimbra Artistic Movement] from 1988, in 1994 he began collaborating in the teaching of Artistic Anatomy to students of ARCA-ETAC.

He was Associate Professor at the Coimbra University College of Arts, where he taught Theoretical Anatomy (1st and 2nd year of the various licentiate’s degrees) until 2008.

He is represented in a number of private collections, mainly belonging to collectors in the Portuguese and Brazilian university environment.

 in Myths of Art - an anthology of contemporary Portuguese painters - Chiado Editora 2009