PAULA REGO // LES CONTES CRUELS



“My favourite themes are power games and hierarchies. I always want to turn things on their heads, to upset the established order, to change heroines and idiots”. 

In this aspect, Paula Rego’s ideas reflect those of Hogarth, Goya and Grosz, questioning established conventions and revealing with irony the traits of bourgeois society embodied by family, religion and the State. Drawing her inspiration from the mannequins, dolls and masks staged in her studio, Paula Rego creates characters and animals which she transforms and distorts, thus creating large-format play lets where reality and fiction, dreams and nightmares merge.


Credits:

Client: Musée de l’Orangerie
Production: Bridges
Art Direction & Concept: Manon Hugel
Animation: Qimono