Paula Rego at Tate Britain, July 7 – October 24, 2021

“Tate Britain opens the UK’s largest and most comprehensive retrospective of the work of Paula Rego. An uncompromising artist of extraordinary imaginative power, Rego (b.1935) redefined figurative art and revolutionised the way in which women are represented. The exhibition tells the story of this artist’s remarkable life, highlighting the personal nature of much of her work and the socio-political context in which it is rooted. It reveals her broad range of references, from comic strips to history paintings. Featuring over 100 works including collage, paintings, large-scale pastels, drawings and etchings, the show spans Rego’s early work from the 1950s to her richly layered, staged scenes from the 2000s.” — Tate Britain

Paula Rego, The Dance, 1988. Tate © Paula Rego
Paula Rego, Self-portrait in Red, 1966. Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporanea do Chiado (Lisbon, Portugal) © Paula Rego
Paula Rego, The Cadet and His Sister, 1988. Private collection © Paula Rego
Paula Rego, The Little Murderess, 1987. Private Collection, England © Paula Rego
Paula Rego, The Pillowman, 2004. Private Collection, London © Paula Rego
Paula Rego, The Artist in Her Studio, 1993. Leeds Museums and Galleries (Leeds Art Gallery) U.K. / Bridgeman Images © Paula Rego
Paula Rego, Cast of Characters from Snow White, 1996. Private Collection, London © Paula Rego
Paula Rego, Possession I, 2004. Collection Fundação de Serralves – Museu de Arte Contemporânea, Porto, Portugal © Paula Rego
Paula Rego, The Policeman’s Daughter, 1987. Private collection © Paula Rego
Paula Rego, The Soldier’s Daughter, 1987. Private collection.

Paula Rego is curated by Elena Crippa, Curator, Modern & Contemporary Art, with Zuzana Flašková, Assistant Curator, Modern & Contemporary British Art, Tate Britain. It is organised by Tate Britain in collaboration with Kunstmuseum Den Haag and Museo Picasso Málaga.

Images courtesy Tate Britain.