Thursday, April 13, 2006

Paula Rego



Born in Portugal, Paula Rego's work always has a sense of magical realism; quirky contemporary mythologies pointing to an underlying psychology and sexuality, through a feminine view point. The Fitting is a scene of fairytale romance turned nightmare. Reminiscent of Velasquez' Las Meninas, Paula Rego uses loaded imagery and symbolism to create a surreal mystery for the unravelling.

2 comments:

handsomefungus said...

Thank you so much for posting this informative and delightful blog. The more I read, the more I'm intrigued. You mentioned going to CCA. I'm also a grad student at CCA but haven't a clue who you are. Did you take a year off?
I'm eager to find out who you are, because I think our work and interests are very similar.
-heather feeney

p.s. I'm also signed up for Ted Purvis' seminar - the one on Weds.

handsomefungus said...

Oh, I forgot to mention my email is hfeeney@cca.edu or handsomefungus@yahoo.com should you like to get back with me. I'm in the Printmaking dept too.

Thanks!