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Paula Rego

3.89  ·  Rating details ·  18 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Rego draws on well-known sources, including literature, fairy tales, religious stories and cartoons, to give her paintings strong narrative element that draws in the viewer. However, the stories being told are often hard to read as they are subverted to produce an enigmatic, dreamlike atmosphere, influenced by Rego's interest in surrealism. Multiple levels of reference and ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published May 3rd 2003 by Tate (first published May 1st 2002)
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Phil
Jun 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
In common with many, I find Paula Rego's work intense and disturbing. Therefore, even a comparatively slim, selective survey such as this can be almost overwhelming, taken over a short space of time. I wonder also if the miniaturised reproductions of paintings, prints and drawings do not both diminish the originals - of which I've seen comparatively few - and make them even more impenetrably enigmatic. But this is a good primer, and communicates well Rego's uniqueness and importance in contempor ...more
Rossana
May 17, 2011 rated it really liked it
She is a wonderful artist who represents women on the 20th and 21st ct. The book is outdated since her latest paintings are not included. It has good information, very good pictures and opinions by the expert author and the painter on her work.
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