Paula Rego: Nursery Rhymes
Artist(s): Paula Rego
Author(s): Introduction by Marina Warner
Year published: 2010
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 72
Illustrations: Illustrated throughout in colour and black & white
The obsessions and fears of childhood are a central concern in Paula Rego’s work – the monumentality and simplicity of her images belies the complexity beneath – which makes her the perfect artist to illustrate to this elegant collection of nursery rhymes.
Introduced by Marina Warner, a writer who has studied the role of myth and fantasy in our culture, this book is both a delightful collection of traditional rhymes, and a collection of images from an artist who understands that childhood is always with us: its fears and fancies a central part of our adult lives.