Paula Rego The Complete Graphic Work
Artist(s): Paula Rego
Author(s): T. G. Rosenthal
Year published: 2012
Publisher: Thames and Hudson
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 392
Illustrations: Includes 160 colour and 477 tritone illustrations
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This sumptuously produced book, now expanded and updated and featuring reproductions in tritone and colour, discusses and illustrates all Rego’s prints, including unpublished work.
This edition includes chapters on five new series produced since 2003 – Moon Eggs, Prince Pig, Wine, Curved Planks and Female Genital Mutilation; on the influence of Irish playwright Martin McDonagh’s work on Rego; and an updated section of Works Out of Series.
Many of Rego’s prints are based on themes, as she says that one image triggers the idea for the next. Among these are Rego’s Nursery Rhymes, which reveal a darkly humorous take on the difficulties of childhood, and provide a rich seam for her precocious girls and individually characterized animals. Her work is known for revealing complex stories about the sinister side of sexuality and family relations, and Rego’s feminism underlies everything she does: the six works in the Female Genital Mutilation series are some of the most powerful images that she has ever produced.