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Rua Gil Vicente 86A
3000/202 Coimbra

239703359/ 917766093

mamede.albuquerque@gmail.com

Hello dear Friend of Art:

 It is my pleasure to announce our Fiarte/Arteuropa 
 If you are interested to participate please have a look at the conditionsand send your works. 
Any comments, questions and suggestions are welcome! 
With my best wishes from Coimbra. 
Yours
            Mamede Albuquerque

www.fiarte-2011.com

Medusa (Encefaloide) amamede´s painting

Medusa (Encefaloide) amamede´s painting

Medusa

Mixed media on canvas

53x71

 

Canvas painted by the artist, inspired on the story of Perseus. This figure of Greek mythology was ordered by Polydectes, king of Seriphos, to decapitate Medusa and bring him her head, which he intended to give as a gift to Oenomaus, king of Pisa, in order to marry his daughter Hippodamia. To achieve this goal, the heroic Perseus sought the magic of certain African nymphs who generously gave him several magical items: a knapsack, a pair of winged sandals, a polished bronze shield (to neutralise the petrifying gaze of Medusa’s sisters with its reflection) and a helmet which made the wearer invisible. When Perseus beheaded Medusa, using a scythe with a diamond blade given to him by Hermes, Pegasus and Chrysaor were born from the stump of Medusa’s severed neck.

 

Perseus picked up Medusa’s severed head and placed it in the knapsack given to him by the nymphs in order to keep it fully covered, as her evil power was so great that the eyes would turn to stone anyone who saw them, even after her death.

 


Tela pintada pelo autor sugestionado pela história de Perseu. Esta personagem da mitologia grega  foi encarregada pelo rei de Sérifo, Polidete, de decepar e lhe dar de presente a cabeça da Medusa que este pretendia dar como prenda a  Énomao, rei de  Pisa, com fim de desposar a sua filha Hipodâmia. Para tal, o heroico Perseu procurou a magia de certas ninfas africanas que gentilmente lhe ofereceram como objetos mágicos: um alforge, um par de sandálias aladas, um escudo de bronze polido (cujo reflexo neutralizava o olhar petrificante das irmãs de Medusa) e um capacete que, uma vez colocado, o tornaria invisível. Quando Perseu decapitou a Medusa usando uma foice com gume de diamante oferecida pelo deus Hermes, Pégaso e Crisaor nasceram do coto de pescoço amputado da Medusa.Perseu recolheu a cabeça decapitada da Medusa e colocou-a no alforge que as ninfas lhe tinham entregue para a manter  bem tapada, pois os seus olhos, seriam capazes de petrificar quem os fitasse mesmo depois da morte tal era a dimensão do seu maligno poder.

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

www.galeriaalima.com

Do autor:       Quem Somos

 

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