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Paula Rego

The Portuguese-born painter’s masterfully unsettling canvases go on view in her largest UK survey to date, at Tate Britain

Love (detail; 1995), Paula Rego. © Paula Rego

This is the Portuguese-born painter’s largest survey in the country of her residence to date. It extends from early visual lampoons of António de Oliveira Salazar’s regime to the surreal explorations of folk tales and the unsettling series such as Dog Women and Abortion – at once stark and enigmatic in their depiction of women – that Rego has made her métier since the 1980s. The exhibition at Tate Britain in London runs from 7 July–24 October. Find out more from Tate’s website.

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Flood (1996), Paula Rego. Tate collection; © Paula Rego

Love (1995), Paula Rego. © Paula Rego

The Dance (1988), Paula Rego. Tate collection; © Paula Rego

The Devil Cat – Three Little Devils Tied with White Thread (1975), Paula Rego. Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon; © Paula Rego

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