Lecture or talk Adults

A Paula Rego Reading List

  • Tuesday 17 March, 12.45-1.30pm


Alice Strang, Senior Curator, Modern and Contemporary Art at National Galleries of Scotland, will discuss books which have informed some of the work on display in Paula Rego: Obedience and Defiance. She will examine how Rego uses books as the starting-point for her own imaginative visualisations and narrative creations.

Below are some of the titles which will be covered:

  • Honoré de Balzac, The Unknown Masterpiece
  • Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre
  • Jean Genet, The Maids
  • Jacob Grimm, Grimms’ Fairy Tales
  • Martin McDonagh, The Pillowman
  • Blake Morrison, Moth and the Pendle Witches series
  • Eds. Iona and Peter Opie, The Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes
  • Eça de Queirós, The Crime of Father Amaro
  • Jacobus de Voragine, The Golden Legend

Paula Rego, Angel, 1998, Ostrich Arts Limited © Paula Rego, Courtesy Marlborough Fine Art

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