This exhibition brings
together a selection of prints, paintings, and drawings by Paula Rego drawn
from the important group of works by the artist held in the Serralves
Collection. Be it in extravagant compositions full of humour and irony, or in
dense, carefully crafted pictorial narratives, Paula Rego explores topics such
as power and obedience, physical and psychological pain, shame and pride,
violence, loneliness, and sociability.
Throughout her oeuvre, namely
in its figurative dimension, Paula Rego reaffirms her ever-renewed capacity to
discuss the role of women in contemporary societies, to question everyday life,
and, first and foremost, to unveil universes in which surprise and amazement
are anchored in the most basic and fundamental yearnings of human beings.
‘Paula Rego: The Cry of
Imagination’ is part of the Touring Exhibitions Programme of the Serralves
Collection, which aims to make the Foundation's collection accessible to
different audiences across the country.
Imagem: Paula Rego, Menina com homem pequeno e cão, 1987. Col. Fundação de Serralves – Museu de Arte Contemporânea, Porto. Doação da artista em 1989