Paula Rego - Contemporary Artists

The Fitting

The Fitting The Saatchi Gallery

Paula Rego

The Fitting

1989, Acrylic on canvas backed paper

183 x 132 cm

Born in Portugal, Paula Rego’s work always has a sense of magical realism; quirky contemporary mythologies pointing to an underlying psychology and sexuality, through a feminine view point. The Fitting is a scene of fairytale romance turned nightmare. Reminiscent of Velasquez’ Las Meninas, Paula Rego uses loaded imagery and symbolism to create a surreal mystery for the unravelling.
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