Inspiration: Paula Rego

October 22, 2012

Paula Rego has been an influential source for me over the years. Her bold, full-figured women play out scenes that invite you to create your own story, invent your own meaning. Rego’s themes are easy to relate to– power, sexuality, childhood. She uses symbols that have personal meaning, but can also be interrupted differently by the viewer.

Rego makes social commentary by creating her own fairy tales. She does not shy away from bold colors, sturdy women, or uncomfortable imagery. The work above is a small sample of the multitudes of images Rego has created. Her work will always be an inspiration to me.

Look. Listen. Respond.


3 Responses to “Inspiration: Paula Rego”

  1. I really have enjoyed browsing through your blog, learning about new art, artists, and art concepts. Thanks!

  2. […] delving into reading about some of my favorite female artists- Louise Bourgeois, Frida Kahlo, and Paula Rego. I have been reflecting on the path I want my own work to take. These women let their work consume […]

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