- Publication Date: June 14, 2022
- Imprint: Tate Publishing
- Trim Size: 9 x 10 3⁄4
- ISBN: 9781849767521
- Page Count: 240
- Illustrations: 150 color illustrations
- Rights: North America, Latin America, Caribbean
This essential book captures the full and striking breadth of Rego’s work, from early collage, to large-scale pastels of complex scenes staged in her studio
Radical and uncompromising, Paula Rego is an artist of extraordinary imaginative power. Over the course of 60 years, Rego has redefined figurative art, and revolutionized the representation of women and their experience. This essential book captures the full and striking breadth of Rego’s work, from early collage, to large-scale pastels of complex scenes staged in her studio. It includes both the iconic and the rarely seen, alongside insights into the deeply personal nature and socio-political roots of her uniquely subversive art.
“This is painting with the subversive edge of a contemporary fable, fresh from the imaginative depths of a wicked national treasure.” —New York Times
About the authors
Marina Warner is a distinguished writer of fiction, criticism, and history; her works include novels and short stories as well as studies of art, myths, symbols, and fairytales. Maria Manuel Lisboa is Professor of Portuguese Literature and Culture at the University of Cambridge. Minna Moore Ede is a freelance art historian, curator and writer. Giulia Smith is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the Ruskin School of Art. Elena Crippa is Curator, Modern and Contemporary British Art, at Tate.