Paula Rego: Telling Tales
Telling Tales is another documentary from director Jake Auerbach exploring the life and art of one of Britains leading contemporary artists, Dame Paula Rego.
Dame Paula Rego, a Portuguese native who now lives and works from her private London studio who is best known for her painting and prints based upon storybooks. The film is set between her exhibition at the Reina Sofia in Madrid and her London studio, where we are presented with her work alongside a candid yet comical commentary about the very personal motives that drive her need to create art.
Rego is a respected name in the art realm having studied at the famous Slade School of Fine Art and University College London and went onto work alongside the likes of David Hockney, and the father of Jake, the films director, German artist Frank Auerbach.
Despite favouring pastels over oils for the longevity of her career, her style has evolved over the years, moving away from her abstract earlier work towards more representational art. Her Portuguese heritage largely influences her work visually through folk-themes, with the semiotics of her work reflecting feminist themes.
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