Ovals and cones - amamede´s painting

Ovals and cones (ovais e cónicas)

Mixed media on canvas



In this canvas, dominated by oval and cone shapes intersected in an almost random fashion by linear elements, the artist seeks to give the depicted objects dynamic equilibrium, in search of original lines of force in colour schemes marked by great tension, dominated by shades of brown, green, violet and yellow. This colour scheme, highlighted by a dark background, seeks to create a complex spatiality in which asymmetries are reinvented in geometric domains, building abstract dreamworld spaces.

This canvas is contained in the catalogue of the Albuquerque e Lima Gallery, where it is available for purchase.


Nesta tela, em que preponderam ovais e cónicas interceptadas, de forma quase aleatória, por elementos lineares, o autor pretende conferir aos objectos figurados um equilíbrio dinâmico na busca de linhas de força originais, em cromatismos de grande tensão onde preponderam os castanhos, verdes, violetas e amarelos. Uma tal paleta cromática, sublinhada por um fundo escuro, procura criar uma espacialidade complexa onde se reinventam assimetrias em dominios geométricos construindo espaços oníricos abstratizantes.



Esta tela pode ser adquirida na Galeria da Albuquerque e Lima.


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