Local painter Paula Rego was born in 1935. So she most likely remembers the ’80s. At least as one can remember the ’80s. Her new exhibit is, coincidentally, called “Anos 80.”
The organizers tell us:
“It brings together a vast group of works from that decade, most of which are now to be found in private collections. This period coincided with a number of personal, social and artistic changes that aroused in Rego a sense of freedom in regard to the expectations imposed on her about the way of “making art”. These changes led to a reformulation of her working process (the narrative universe and the formal treatment of her works). Her desire for artistic liberation, for “doing things more directly,” would lead her into a space of greater proximity to herself, to her life beyond painting. The presence of these emotions and her confrontation with them through painting established a radically new visual language for telling her stories, creating a complex and ambiguous universe in which animals were creatures with human qualities and behaviors, thrust into peculiar situations, vivid dramas that noisily invaded her painting.”
Come embrace your inner animal, ’80s style.
Tuesday to Sunday, 10h to 18h (last entrance at 17h40).
General Public: 5€.
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