segunda-feira, 1 de outubro de 2012

Paula Rego (n. 1935)

Maratona (corrida II) (1983, Casa das Histórias Paula Rego, Cascais).
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Proles wall (1984, CAM).
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Goosey, goosey gander (1989, British Council).
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The artist in its studio (1993, Leeds City Art Gallery).
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Anunciação (2002, Museu da Presidência da República, Lisboa).
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Paula Rego iniciou seus estudos no Colégio Integrado Monte Maior, seguindo depois para a St. Julian's School em Carcavelos. Incentivada pelo pai a prosseguir o seu desenvolvimento artístico fora do Portugal, partiu para Londres, onde estudou na Slade School of Fine Art, até 1956. Conheceu então o pintor Victor Willing (1950-1999), com quem se casou em 1959 e com quem teve três filhos, Carolina, Victoria e Nicholas. Entre 1959 e 1962, viveu na Ericeira. Ao longo da década de 1960 participou em exposições colectivas na Inglaterra e, em 1966, expôs individualmente na Galeria de Arte Moderna da Escola de Belas-Artes de Lisboa. Em 1976, radicou-se em Londres. A obra literária de George Orwell inspirou-a no painel Proles wall (1984). O seu marido morreu em 1988 e, dois anos depois, em 1990, a convite da National Gallery, foi ocupar um ateliê desse museu londrino. Inaugurou, a 18 de Setembro de 2009, a Casa das Histórias Paula Rego, em Cascais, que nasceu com o intuito de acolher e promover a divulgação e estudo da sua obra. Em Julho de 2012, apresentou uma série de pinturas, numa exposição em parceria com a artista Adriana Molder, inspirada na narrativa de Alexandre Herculano intitulada A Dama Pé-de-Cabra. Actualmente, trabalha e reside em Londres, sendo representada pela Marlborough Fine Arts.
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Bibl.: Casa das Histórias Paula Rego e Wikipedia.
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Paula Rego was born in Lisbon, in 1935. In 1936, her father was posted to work in the United Kingdom and he left Paula in Portugal in the care of her grandmother until 1939. She was sent to the Saint Julian's School in Carcavelos from 1945 to 1951. In 1951, she went to the United Kingdom to attend The Grove School, and later, from 1952 to 1956, the Slade School of Fine Art. At the Slade she met her future husband, Victor Willing. They left London to live in Portugal, in 1957, but they were only able to marry in 1959. Three years later Rego's father bought the couple a house in London, at Albert Street in Camden Town and Paula Rego's time was spent divided between Britain and Portugal. In 1976 the family moved permanently to London. Paula Rego's artistic career effectively began in the early 1962 when she began showing with The London Group. In 1965 she was selected by Roland Penrose to take part in a group show at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in London, and that same year she had her first solo show at the Sociedade Nacional de Belas Artes (SNBA) in Lisbon. In 1988 Rego was the subject of a retrospective exhibition at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon and the Serpentine Gallery in London. This led on to being invited to become the first "Associate Artist" at the National Gallery, London in 1990, in what was the first of a series of artist-in-residence schemes organised by the gallery. In 2009 a museum dedicated to Paula Rego's work and named "The House of Stories; Paula Rego" was opened in Cascais, and several key exhibitions of her work have since been staged here. In 2010 she was made a Dame of the British Empire.
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Resumed from Wikipedia.

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