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RIP Paula Rego (1935 – 2022)

Paula Rego (1935 – 2022) was a Portuguese-born artist known for such paintings as The Dance (1988), Nursery Rhymes (1989), Dog Woman (1994) and War (2003).

Paula Rego short documentary, French, English subtitles

Her masculine women remind me of Fernando Botero, her depictions of loneliness remind me of Jean Rustin and her graphic work of Francisco Goya.

I found her Dog Woman on the internet in the early 2000s and immediately canonized her. Following this post, I will also canonize Jean Rustin.