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The cruel stories of Paula Rego at Musée de l'Orangerie

© Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

© Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

From 17 October 2018 to 14 January 2019

The Cruel Stories of Paula Rego at Musee de l’Orangerie brings some strange female figures and socio-political viewpoints to Paris. Rego didn’t hold back in her portrayal of the female form, the twisted social standings of subjects or the dark variations of fairytales. Her use of mannequins in the studio and pastel polyptychs led to some curious and engaging work. Distorted figures and dark narratives guide those “cruel stories” into interesting territory. 


Paula Rego’s own story is just as fascinating as that of the figures in her paintings. Born in Lisbon in 1935, she fled to London while very young and became renowned as the only female artist of the London Group. While peers like Bacon and Hockney gained greater fame, she continued to challenge with her work.

This upcoming show offers a new chance to see her, and her work, in a new light. Visitors can enjoy the images between October 17th and January 14th.

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