Memorable quotes and exchanges from movies, tv series and more. Artist paula rego exhibition, art for sale and biography. Paula rego paints a world of nightmares and secrets. Nick willing and catarina alfaro with the support of. Mar 14, 2017 a new documentary reveals the struggles that shaped paula regos work. Paula rego shares her secrets with her son the artist discusses love, depression, abortion and infidelity in a new documentary directed by her son chantal joffe on painting, pastel and parenthood. Her forceful compositions are imbued with crueltyboth subtle and overtand permeated with a sense of. Mar 20, 2020 watch the north american premiere of paula rego. Dame maria paula figueiroa rego dbe ra born 26 january 1935 is a portugueseborn visual artist who is particularly known for her paintings and prints based on storybooks.
During six interviews she talks with humour and candour to reveal the private stories that are woven into her pictures. Mar 25, 2017 a unique insight into the life and work of celebrated painter paula rego directed by her son, filmmaker nick willing. A unique insight into the life and work of celebrated painter paula rego directed by her son, the filmmaker nick willing. A kind of relief at finally having found something to complete the painting. The bbc is not responsible for the content of external sites. The documentary is an insight into the life and work of celebrated painter paula rego directed by her son, the film maker nick willing.
In 2004, she had another retrospective at the serralves museum in porto, which was so popular that it had to keep its doors open 24 hours a day. Secrets and stories 2017, the awardwinning documentary directed by her son nick willing, rego describes the missing decade plus as a period of treading water. When her parents left her to find work in the united kingdom, she stayed with her grandmother in lisbon, and there, she was told of these stories which. Traditional tales in paula regos artistic career museu. Born in portugal, trained in london, she nevertheless used her powerful. Paula rego paints a world of nightmares and secrets apollo. Slumped in an armchair, dressed in a pinstripe suit with his flies open, his excellency is looking distinctly the worse for wear. Folk and fairy tales played a prominent role at the start of the artistic career of paula rego, who linked them to stories heard in her infancy and the expressive values of popular culture. Oct 12, 2018 paula rego grew up in portugal under the shadow of dictatorship. Paula regos revealing new documentary and show artnet news. Paula rego i learnt everything, except science 751. A unique insight into the life and work of celebrated painter paula rego directed by her. Paula regos art ranges from the abstract and avantgarde, to the evocative, yet grandiose. Secrets and stories, an illuminating and candid 2017 documentary by her filmmaker son nick willing.
Until 23 february at chiostro del bramante in rome, italy. The first time i saw paula regos storytelling paintings at the tate britain in london, i was fascinated by their almost perverse weirdness. Avenida da republica, 300 2750475 cascais 200 meters from cidadela. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. She was born in lisbon, portugal, into a middleclass home. In addition to bacon and freud, the show features a group of artists who have marked an epoch, inspired generations, and used painting to illustrate life. Mar 25, 2017 she is the notoriously private artist who is known for her paintings and prints based on storybooks. She seems matteroffact in her studio among her works and various macabre objects as she discusses, in a stately but stilted rp accent, her jungian psychoanalysis and lifelong experience of depression.
Her work often reflects feminism, coloured by folk. Secrets and stories 2017 including budget, domestic and international box office gross, dvd and bluray sales reports, total earnings and profitability. Who is paula rego, what are her most famous paintings, who is nick willing and when is secrets and stories on tv. Dame maria paula figueiroa rego born 26 january 1935 is a portugueseborn visual artist who is particularly known for her paintings and prints based on storybooks. With paula rego, nick willing, john mcewen, jorge sampaio.
Artist paula rego biography, exhibitions, art for sale, latest news and work. This a point that rego makes herself in paula rego. Nick willing directs an intense portrait of his mother, paula rego, which reveals the life and work of one of the most prominent portuguese painters. The portuguese have a culture that lends itself to the most grotesque stories you can imagine. Michael andrews, frank auerbach, leon kossoff, and paula rego. Nov 14, 2018 for the french public, rego herself is something of a secret.
Born in 1935, portuguese painter paula rego became part of the london group in 1965, was shortlisted for the turner prize in 1989 and became the. Paula rego grew up in portugal under the shadow of dictatorship. Mirroring his mothers creative process turning anecdotes into art pieces, her son nick willing brings us her story in bbc 2 documentary. Rego is an incredibly important cultural figure in portugal, considered to be one of the nations most famous and influential artists. Born in portugal, paula rego went to school in kent and to the slade in the 50s.
This film offers unique insight into the life and work of celebrated painter paula rego directed by her son nick willing. As she recounts the story of the painting to her son nick willing, in the newly released documentary paula rego. The title secrets and stories becomes less quotidian once the viewer realises that the two words are synonyms in the context of regos life. Notoriously private, rego opens up for the first time, surprising her son. See available prints and multiples, works on paper, and paintings for sale and learn about the artist. Secret life of paula rego on show at marlborough and on the. Notoriously private and guarded, rego opens up for the first time in this film about the secrets and stories in her life. Drawing and painting dramatic emotional stories, she was praised for. A unique insight into the life and work of celebrated painter paula rego directed by her son, the film maker nick willing. Conhecida por ser muito ciosa da sua privacidade, paula rego revelase pela primeira vez neste filme, surpreendendo o seu filho, o cineasta nick willing, com historias e segredos da sua vida excepcional.
A unique insight into the life and work of celebrated painter paula rego. Find an indepth biography, exhibitions, original artworks for sale, the latest news, and sold auction prices. The past few decades have seen the paintings of paula rego emerge from obscurity into the limelight. When she was still a child, her fathers work took him to the united kingdom.
Mar 28, 2017 paula rego is widely regarded as one of the worlds greatest living figurative artists. Paula rego shares her secrets with her son apollo magazine. Paula rego and her son discuss unravelling the artists. Since finishing the film secrets and stories, for the bbc last year ive noticed mum has become more fragile, forgetful and vulnerable, he says. Exhibition from 17 october 2018 to 14 january 2019. Last days to see the exhibition bacon, freud and the school of london. Stories and secrets, what comes across most is the strange glee at having caught her husband snogging with this woman.
If you would like to comment on this story or anything else you have seen on bbc. But paula rego has agreed to let the cameras into her life and follow her work as an abstract ar. Regos style has evolved from abstract towards representational, and she has favoured pastels over oils for much of her career. She became aware of the power of the unspoken as keeping secrets was vital to survival. Secrets and stories wednesday, april 29th at 9pm on tvo and this film offers. Depression series, marlborough fine art, 14 march 1 april 2017, paula rego. It is good to see works, paintings and prints by paula rego beside the sea in hastings, with its earjangling brawl of drunkenly windbuffeted gulls, powerful fish stench theres an impressive. Nick willing is a director, writer and editor and has received critical acclaim for recent feature documentaries. In paula regos impressive oeuvre the contradictions of humanity are fully exposed. The project is defined by the expansion of an existing building to connect with an entirely inwardfacing, attached warehouse space. The cruel stories of paula rego at lorangerie paris update. Secrets and stories wednesday, april 29th at 9pm on tvo and this film offers unique insight into the life and work of celebrated painter. Dame paula rego dbe ra born 26 january 1935, is a portugueseborn visual artist who is particularly known for her paintings and prints based on storybooks.
The story at the heart of the painting came to paula rego readymade in the form of jean genets play the maids 1947, itself based on the reallife case of the papin sisters, christine and lea, who worked as maids for a rich parisian family. Paula rego paints a world of dark fairy tale where childhood stories are thin guises for psychosexual intrigue and taboo, where magical realism rules, where nothing is certain except the witchy powers of feminism, and the underlying notion that nothing is as it seems. A unique insight into the life and work of celebrated painter paula rego directed by her son, filmmaker nick willing. As a sequel to nick willings vivid portrait of paula as wife, mother and artist, i would like a more traditional biopic that focuses on paula rego, the internationally famous artist whose career took off the year that her husband died. It isnt nice in my mind art and design the guardian. From 7th of april to the 17th of september 2017 opening the 7th of april at 6. A painter of stories celebrated for her dark, complex paintings, prints, drawings, and collages, paula rego draws upon folk and fairytales, literature, and her own biography to create politically charged, deeply unsettling tableaux. Notoriously private and guarded, rego opens up for the first time, surprising her son with secrets and stories of her unique life, battling fascism, a misogynistic art world and manic depression. Find more works of this artist at best visual art database. The visual artist is most famous for her abstract paintings depicting women. Her work often reflects feminism, coloured by folkthemes from her native portugal.
Join secrets from portugal and discover everything. She depicts the human figure predominately from life and thus allows her sitters to flood you with their personality. The award winning feature documentary about celebrated artist paula rego, directed by her son, the film maker nick willing. Buy paula rego original artwork and paintings at marlborough gallery. Paula rego paints a world of dark fairy tale where childhood stories are thin guises for psychosexual intrigue and taboo, where magical realism rules, where nothing is certain except the witchy powers of feminism, and. Angel, 1998 from here, the work on display jumps fifteen years, to 1981 the salazar dictatorship ended in 1974. And that, paula rego says, is the ambassador of belgium. At the start of the bbcs new documentary about paula rego b. Notoriously private and guarded, rego opens up for the first time surprising her son with secrets and stories of her unique life, battling fascism, a misogynistic art world and depression. Paula rego was born in 1935, a remarkable figure of britishportuguese expressionism and feminist art. Paula regos sexually charged portraits of bourgeois family life have made her into one of the best painters of womens experience working today. Paula rego is a portuguese artist known for her paintings and prints which are often based on childrens folktales. Enter your mobile number or email address below and well send you a link to download the free kindle app. In paula rego s impressive oeuvre the contradictions of humanity are fully exposed.
The only female artist in the london group, paula rego set herself apart with her strongly figurative, literary, incisive and singular work. All her paintings originate from a longstanding folk tale or medieval village fable. Who is paula rego, what are her most famous paintings, who is. Paula regos depression series is at marlborough fine art until 1 april. In a career that has spanned six decades, her paintings are frequently inspired by her personal fears, desires and a passion to fight injustice.1439 888 1179 421 1568 289 147 1416 1221 517 625 783 1066 100 271 857 1314 494 918 688 370 828 33 1018 1098 994 104 306 451 25 680 470 1203 445 510 1220 1553 1513 842 1041 582 726 622 1493 299 456 192 1405 1378