Paula Rego Museum

by Antonio Gil December. 06, 2012 13767 views

Although she achieved international acclaim in London, Paula Rego is a Portuguese artist born in Lisbon and raised in Cascais.
Her childhood hometown was the site chosen for her museum, opened in 2009 in a building designed by renowned architect Eduardo Souto Moura.
It's meant to be a place to tell Rego's stories of controversial social realities, many of them influenced by Portuguese culture.
Her work has been described as rather surrealist cartoon illustrations, and at this museum you can see dozens of drawings and paintings in a permanent exhibition spread over seven rooms, and temporary exhibitions in another room.
The permanent collection also displays some works by her late husband Victor Willing.
Everything is displayed chronologically, starting with the works of the first ten years of Rego's career, followed by those of the 80s and finally, from the 90s to present times.

PAULA REGO PAINTINGS [youtube.com]

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Nynke 7 years, 1 month ago

At first sight the pictures felt a little familiar to meand a closer look at #2 revealed to me why ;) Wonderful architecture. Very colourful art she makes, I'm sure it's spectacular to see it in such a cool museum.

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Christa 7 years, 1 month ago

Gosto muito da obra dela... a primeira foto é espectacular!!

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Patricia Gonzales 7 years, 1 month ago

Interesting info and shape!
Love the last one!

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Maz 7 years, 1 month ago

Wow. Fantastic series and these structures really lend themselves to lots of different effects :)

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Rachel Mvm 7 years, 1 month ago

Oddly shaped building but in a good way! Would love to see the collections inside...love N3 my friend!

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Teo Montana 7 years, 1 month ago

Love the first shot and the last most,great post again!

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Glo B 7 years, 1 month ago

The first thing I thought about when viewing this photo was the large temple complex in Bolivia called Pumapunku...the one where archealogists are baffled as to how the temples were build with such great precision and humungous blocks of rock! nice shots, I especially like the last one ;)

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Misshansson 7 years, 1 month ago

I like the last one a lot
The B/W of course but also the dutch angle
Works perfect with those buildings
Very good work Angil

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Gian Luigi 7 years, 1 month ago

Interesting set,Paula Rego I really like it's a great artist, reminds me in some portraits lucien freud!

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Jay 7 years, 1 month ago

very interesting architecture and so beautifully photographed by you! Unfortunately, we in Germany cannot hear the video. :^(

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Josy 7 years, 1 month ago

Je ne savais pas que cette artiste avait son musée. C'est un bâtiment original qui va bien avec les oeuvres truculentes de cette dame

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Sara G 7 years, 1 month ago

Interesting building and information..why no windows?

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Evalizette Hansson Nordstrã¶M 7 years, 1 month ago

Wow this looks so cool! Love the none window buildings! Did you go in and look?

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Olga Helys 7 years, 1 month ago

Wow
So great architectures
Nice views, angles, colors
Like the #3

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Nicephore34 7 years, 1 month ago

The exhibition begin outside ! Awesome architecture but I like it.

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