PR, Paula Rego

Bradley, Fiona

Book - 2002
PR, Paula Rego
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.

Publisher: London : Tate Pub., 2002
ISBN: 1854373889
Branch Call Number: 759.69 R343b 2002
Characteristics: 127 p. :,ill. (some col.) ;,27 cm


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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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