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Essays on Paula Rego

Smile When You Think about Hell

In these powerful and stylishly written essays, Maria Manuel Lisboa dissects the work of Paula Rego, the Portuguese-born artist considered one of the greatest artists of modern times. Focusing primarily on Rego’s work since the 1980s, Lisboa explores the complex relationships between violence and nurturing, power and impotence, politics and the family that run through Rego’s art.

Taking a historicist approach to the evolution of the artist’s work, Lisboa embeds the works within Rego’s ...


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  • Publisher : Open Book Publishers
  • Series : OBP collection
  • Place of publication : Cambridge
  • Year of publication : 2019
  • Published on OpenEdition Books : 30 avril 2020
  • EAN (Print version) : 9781783747566
  • Electronic EAN : 9781783747580
  • Number of pages : XI-510 p.

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