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.”
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.