Paula Rego: Paintings & Etchings from the 1980’s at Frieze Masters 2016, Stand C8

5 October 2016 - 9 October 2016

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Marlborough Fine Art will present an exhibition of Paula Rego paintings from the 1980’s at Frieze Masters 2016 (stand C8).
Paula Rego draws widely from subjects including fairy tales and folk art, her experiences growing up in Portugal under a fascist regime, and from her personal recollections of girlhood and adolescence.

This exhibition focuses on important works from the ‘Vivian Girls’ series inspired by the Outsider artist, Henry Darger. The ‘Vivian Girls’ were the heroines of Darger’s thirteen volume novel that concerned the adventures of a group of girls living on a planet controlled by evil soldiers. The girls consistently overcome the soldiers by playing pranks and tricks on them. The anarchic nature of the subject is reflected in the broad range of colour and spontaneous, painterly work. Within each scene, characters and conversations, ideas and incidents, all tumble over one another like folk tales passed down through generations.

A fully illustrated catalogue will be available with an introduction by Lily Le Brun.

image: (Detail) ‘Marathon (Running II)’ 1983, acrylic on paper, 239 x 202 cm

 

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Exhibition Catalogue

Press

 

Marlborough Fine Art will present an exhibition of Paula Rego paintings from the 1980’s at Frieze Masters 2016 (stand C8).
Paula Rego draws widely from subjects including fairy tales and folk art, her experiences growing up in Portugal under a fascist regime, and from her personal recollections of girlhood and adolescence.

This exhibition focuses on important works from the ‘Vivian Girls’ series inspired by the Outsider artist, Henry Darger. The ‘Vivian Girls’ were the heroines of Darger’s thirteen volume novel that concerned the adventures of a group of girls living on a planet controlled by evil soldiers. The girls consistently overcome the soldiers by playing pranks and tricks on them. The anarchic nature of the subject is reflected in the broad range of colour and spontaneous, painterly work. Within each scene, characters and conversations, ideas and incidents, all tumble over one another like folk tales passed down through generations.

A fully illustrated catalogue will be available with an introduction by Lily Le Brun.

image: (Detail) ‘Marathon (Running II)’ 1983, acrylic on paper, 239 x 202 cm

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