The cruel stories of Paula Rego at Musée de l'Orangerie

The cruel stories of Paula Rego at Musée de l'Orangerie
There is something immediately engaging about the work of Lisbon-born artist Paula Rego. It would be difficult to describe her work as pretty or beautiful. In fact, it is the darkness of the pieces and the nightmare-ish vibes that keep the viewers' attention.

Rego cited many influences in her work, from the fairy tales of Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland to the art of Goya and Degas. Yet, she had a way of twisting the story and the figures into something quite disturbing. She wasn’t afraid to make a point, and it is important that art lovers today continue to listen and learn.

The Musee de l’Orangerie is offering visitors this chance between October 17th and January 14th. The Cruel Stories of Paula Rego takes a series of her images and lets viewers explore the influences and subtext in more detail. This is one that will stick with visitors all winter.


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From 17 October 2018 to 14 January 2019

Musée de l’Orangerie
Jardin des Tuileries
Place de la Concorde
75001 PARIS

Opening days and hours
Open from 9 am to 6 pm
Closed on Tuesdays

Last admission: 5.15 pm

Full rate: €9
Reduced rate: €6,50