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House of Stories Paula Rego

In 2006, Paula Rego chosen Cascais for the construction of "his" House of Stories, a museum designed by architect Eduardo Souto de Moura, who will display a significant number of his graphic works and some works of her husband, Victor Willing, and artist art critic, who died in 1988.
The House of Stories Paula Rego, the artist who aspires to become a space "fun, unpretentious, alive, full of joy and many evils," has as its task the knowledge and enjoyment of the work of Paula Rego and its artistic links . Looking to provide a cultural service excellence through the rotating display of the collection, an educational service active and dynamic and diverse parallel programming, this new cultural facility aims to strengthen not only the museological Portuguese contemporary art, but also and above , sign up on the international circuit of art and its audiences.
The equipment has a careful deployment, getting through a volumetric fragmentation - both in form and in time - keep the trees of greater relevance in Parada. In programmatic terms has about 750m2 of exhibition areas for permanent and temporary, coffee shop, bookstore and an auditorium for 200 seats.
The space includes initiatives gain momentum by the educational service, guided tours and audio guide as well, in addition to a regular program of activities in the auditorium.

Paula Rego was born in Portugal in 1935. Between 1952 and 1956 lived in London, where he studied at the Slade School of Fine Art and met the English painter Victor Willing, who would later marry. Between 1957 and 1963 she lived with her husband in Portugal, starting to move to London regularly until 1976, the year he settled permanently in the British capital, a city where he resides today.
Initially, his work was characterized by semi-abstract painting, with frequent recourse to the collage of elements from their own works, often associated with issues that relate to the world of childhood and folk tales. Hence their influences include such diverse names as Picasso, Dubuffet, Walt Disney, and magazines Gilray illustration of the early twentieth century.
In the late '70s began to draw directly on acrylic or paper, continuing to produce figurative images with a strong narrative. The personification of animals emphasizes the satirical nature of some of his works, which at this time are also marked for freedom in the application of color.
In the mid-'80s, the artist adopted a language closer to the naturalism, representing some human drama, mostly related to the feminine, in a strong and deeply marked.
Paula Rego is arguably one of the most prestigious fine artists of our country and is represented in numerous galleries and museums around the world. His works have been appreciating in succession in the contemporary art market.

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