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Paul Rego: The Boy Who Loved the Sea and Other Stories

Jerwood Gallery, Hastings

21 Oct 2017 - 7 Jan 2018

Inspired by a 2005 story by Hélia Correia called The Boy Who Loved the Sea, this exhibition of new paintings, drawings and sculptures investigates both Rego’s genius for storytelling and her strengths as an artist. Drawing is key to Rego’s work and the earliest pieces in this exhibition are prints. Nursery Rhymes, produced in 1989, echo those basic human emotions and activities that we all experience. Earlier this year, Rego suffered a fall onto a concrete path. Soon after she began a series of self-portraits. These five startling new works reveal the unflinching self-analysis of an artist at the height of her powers. Find out more about the Paula Rego exhibition from the Jerwood Gallery’s website.

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The Sky was Blue the Sea was Blue and the Boy was Blue (2007), Paula Rego. © Paula Rego, courtesy of Marlborough Fine Art

The Sky was Blue the Sea was Blue and the Boy was Blue (2007), Paula Rego.

Self Portrait III (2017), Paula Rego. © Paula Rego, courtesy of Marlborough Fine Art

Self Portrait III (2017), Paula Rego. © Paula Rego, courtesy of Marlborough Fine Art

Five, The Depression Series (2007), Paula Rego. © Paula Rego, courtesy of Marlborough Fine Art

Five, The Depression Series (2007), Paula Rego. © Paula Rego, courtesy of Marlborough Fine Art

Get Out of Here You and Your Filth (2013), Paula Rego. © Paula Rego, courtesy of Marlborough Fine Art

Get Out of Here You and Your Filth (2013), Paula Rego. © Paula Rego, courtesy of Marlborough Fine Art

Dinner Party (2013), Paula Rego. © Paula Rego, courtesy of Marlborough Fine Art

Dinner Party (2013), Paula Rego. © Paula Rego, courtesy of Marlborough Fine Art

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