Casa Álvaro de Campos snd Galeria Tavira D’Artes
FESTA DOS ANOS DE ÁLVARO DE CAMPOS A Casa Álvaro de Campos e a Galeria de Artes Tavira d’Artes apresentam: Personae Exposição de Pinturas por Fonseca Martins
The Tavira d’Artes Gallery presents Pessoa’s People an exhibition of paintings by Fonseca Martins
All the material of art resides in an abstraction: sculpture, for example, disdains movement and colour; painting disdains the third dimension and colour… in Pages of Aesthetics and Literary Theory.
Fonseca Martins has been painting Pessoa for fifty years. The poet appeared in his work in the early days of his adolescence, when his teacher, the writer Marmelo e Silva, began every lesson with the reading of a poem. Feeling honoured by the fact that Fernando Pessoa chose his hometown to be the birthplace of Pessoa’s most important heteronym, Álvaro de Campos, Fonseca Martins has sought to include in his pictorial work features of this imagined citizen of Tavira. This fascination has led the painter to imagine his own heteronyms. He has had the opportunity to get to know some members of Fernando Pessoa’s family, considering himself, like the poet’s great uncle Jacques Pessoa, a free thinker, and has felt the presence of the poet in his work as a painter for more than fifty years.