Paula Rego

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The best art and design shows to visit in 2023
Queer Renaissance sculptor Donatello, Marina Abramović, David Hockney and a long-delayed mega-museum in Manchester – your art-design to-do list for the year ahead

Adrian Searle, Jonathan Jones and Oliver Wainwright

27, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Paula Rego remembered by Lila Nunes
The Portuguese-British artist’s assistant and muse remembers her wonderful sense of humour and their daily ritual of coffee, chat and opera

Lila Nunes

11, Dec, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Letter: Dame Paula Rego obituary
Bruce Ross-Smith writes: Anthony Rudolf dedicated his Collected Poems to the artist, who was his companion

Bruce Ross-Smith

20, Jul, 2022 @3:27 PM

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Letter: Dame Paula Rego obituary
Michael Rowan-Robinson writes: In her studio the impression she gave was of seriousness and mastery

Michael Rowan-Robinson

19, Jun, 2022 @3:40 PM

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The vital importance of humour in Paula Rego’s art | Letters
Letters: Giles Oakley on his very personal interpretation of Rego’s painting The Family, and Gillian Forrester on the dark, complex and disquieting humour in the artist’s work


13, Jun, 2022 @4:17 PM

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Paula Rego, an appreciation: ‘She painted to find out what she felt’
In person and in her imaginative work, the artist was a fierce, mischievous presence, championing women’s lives

Kate Kellaway

12, Jun, 2022 @3:00 PM

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‘Indefatigable, curious, 100% original’: female artists on Paula Rego
Her paintings frightened Lubaina Himid; she gave an indelible tutorial to Tacita Dean; and she changed Caroline Walker’s view of the world. Great women artists remember Rego, who died this week

Compiled by Hettie Judah

10, Jun, 2022 @4:06 PM

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Digested week: marmalade sandwiches, cross princes and counting medals | Emma Brockes
The PR coup was Prince Louis’s boredom and the big question: how did so many senior royals come by so many medals?

Emma Brockes

10, Jun, 2022 @11:02 AM

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‘She could make anything part of a story’ – what Paula Rego chose to paint and why
However volatile her subject matter, her art never tells you what to feel, writes the Guardian’s art critic – although she could indulge in a kind of knockabout buffoonery

Adrian Searle

09, Jun, 2022 @10:00 AM

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‘These women are not victims’ – Paula Rego’s extraordinary Abortion series
The artist blazed into Portugal’s 1998 abortion referendum with powerful images of women in backstreet clinics. But there is no blood, no gore – just feeling. The works may have helped swing a later vote

Hettie Judah

09, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘She is dancing among the greats’: the dangerously honest, richly ambiguous Paula Rego
Art’s great storyteller has died at the age of 87. Our critic celebrates a woman of courage and freakish imagination

Jonathan Jones

08, Jun, 2022 @5:42 PM

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Dame Paula Rego obituary
Painter whose powerful images of women disrupted the male gaze

Michael McNay

08, Jun, 2022 @3:43 PM

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