PR, Paula Rego

Bradley, Fiona (Book - 2002)
PR, Paula Rego

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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 symbolism both build up and frustrate expectations. Key motifs (dogs, young girls, dominant father figures, claustrophobic family scenes) recur, creating a uniquely personal iconography. She is widely regarded as one of the leading representational artists working today.
Authors: Bradley, Fiona
Title: PR, Paula Rego
Publisher: London : Tate Pub., 2002
Characteristics: 127 p. :,ill. (some col.) ;,27 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Fiona Bradley
Notes: Includes index
ISBN: 1854373889
Branch Call Number: 759.69 R343b 2002
Subject Headings: Painting England Rego, Paula
Topical Term: Painting
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Influenced by Surrealism, folklore, dreams, and Disney animation, Paula Rego creates strongly narrative works imbued with a sense of subversive mystery.

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