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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