A Tribute in dance for Paula Rego, ‘Artist of the Extraordinary’.

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‘Dancing Ostriches’ (1995)

I wish to try to thank Paula by  sending her a message in my language of dance.  Paula was born in Portugal, and so I commence with a sound of Portugal, the Fado;

Here is a Life Painting from 1954 of a woman. Perhaps, one would say that the life of universal womanhood was to become a primary concern: 

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‘Life Painting’  1954, Oil on Canvas.

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‘Unidentified No. 1’ , 1998.

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Girl Reading (2002) , lithograph.

Since 1996 Anthony Rudolf has been Paula’s friend, companion and principal male model on her journey. He is depicted here in ‘The Company of Women’ (1997).

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The Company of Women (1997).

In her Triptych after ‘Marriage a la Mode’ by Hogarth (1999), Anthony’s position is made to resemble Christ in Michelangelo’s  ‘Pieta’ in the Vatican:

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There is another variation on this theme:

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Wendy under the Ground (1992)

Lindsay Kemp:

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‘War’ (2003)

Kazuo Ono:

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‘St. Christopher ‘(2009)

Ikeda Carlotta

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‘Moon  Eggs’ (2005)

Martha Graham

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The Dance (1988)

Also Alvin Ailey

Pina Bausch

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‘Nursery Rhymes: Ring-a-ring o’ Roses’ (1989)

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‘Untitled No. 2’ (1998)

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‘The Coop'(1997)

Sylvie Guillem:

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‘Girl with Chickens'(1997)p.162 Sword]

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‘Jane Eyre:Jane'(2002).

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Jane Eyre:Jane Eyre’ (2001-2002)

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Photo of Paula Rego

Jiri Kylian:

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‘Crivelli’s Garden’ ( 1990) p.295 woman with bowl]

Svetlana Zakharova:

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Lamentation ‘ (2009)

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‘Protector’ (2009)

Jessica Lang :

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Bondage (2009).

Diana Vishneva:

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Tree Muse’ (2009-10).

Finale:

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Paula aged three.

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Child drawing at desk

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‘The Dance’ (1988)

Credits: The Marlborough Gallery, London. On-line’ Paula Rego-Marlborough Fine Arts Gallery’.

‘Paula Rego’, John McEwen,  3rd edition, Phaidon Press.

‘paula rego: the complete graphic work’,T.G.Rosenthal, Thames & Hudson (2003 and 2012).

‘Paula Rego’,September 25-December 30,2007. Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid.: conversations with Marco  Livingstone ,  Robert Hughes and Paula Rego.

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  1. annie saunders,

    What a wonderful and inspirational response to Paula Rego’s art.
    Annie Saunders

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