Paula Rego

As planned I have taken a step into some research by starting to look at the works of Paula Rego.

http://alicenations.blogspot.co.uk/2010/10/macabre-fairytales-alice-by-paula-rego.html

The reason Paula Rego caught my attention is because she takes fairytales such as Alice in Wonderland and Snow white and paints scenes with an added ‘twist’. – which is an aim I hope to accomplish.

“Here, in¬†Swallows the Poisoned Apple, Snow White has collapsed from her modern armchair and has been painted as if she is a middle-aged woman instead of a young girl. Rego shows the fairy tale, but in a modern, suburban setting.”
http://www.art.highlandschools.org.uk/links/artists/PaulaRego/paularego.html

Although this is not 100% what I would like to base my work on or revolve my ideas around – i still feel i can take some inspiration from this. Paula Rego includes some modern traits in her work; especially this piece with the modern setting but I would like to include a modern twist with my choice of costumes and sexual/provocative traits found in female sitters in modern advertising. This will help take away the innocent qualities delivered in fairytales and is directed for a more mature audience.

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