There is nothing like a – Dame Paula Rego!

Portuguese born narrative painter, printer and illustrator (1935) Paula Rego became a Dame  the other day on the Queens birthday for her contribution to Art!  Anyone who has read this blog from the beginning will know that I rate Rego highly as an artist. I wrote a post about this artist and William Hogarth here HerContinue reading “There is nothing like a – Dame Paula Rego!”

Happy Birthday Dear William Hogarth!

  It’s one of my favorite artist’s birthday today.  Artist, printmaker, satirist and Social commentator William Hogarth (b.1697 –  1764 London) was a very prolific artist and highly fashionable in his time.  His series of paintings (also made into prints) called ‘Marriage A La Mode’ read like one of our modern-day soap opera’s and are amongst my favorite paintings.  TheyContinue reading “Happy Birthday Dear William Hogarth!”

Transcription: Paula Rego’s ‘Snow White and her Stepmother’ Page 51 and 52, Cutouts

It’s been ages since I put any transcription on.  So – Page 51 and 52  Continuing  with the sinsister shadow theatre idea from Paula Rego’s’Snow White and her Stepmother’, I played about with the cutouts  so I got this – These are the last images in the first book (two journals stuck together). The next artist I researchedContinue reading “Transcription: Paula Rego’s ‘Snow White and her Stepmother’ Page 51 and 52, Cutouts”

Transcription: ‘Snow White and her Stepmother’ by Paula Rego, page 50

Continuing with my transcription of Paula Rego’s ‘Snow White and her Stepdaughter’ page 50 This page continues from the sinster shadow theatre, where I explored the similarities of Katherina Fritsch’s Rattenkonig (Rat King 1993 – 1994) with page 49 I then linked this with Robert Browning’s poem ‘The Pied Piper of Hamelin’.  Imagination can playContinue reading “Transcription: ‘Snow White and her Stepmother’ by Paula Rego, page 50”

Transcription: ‘Snow White and her Stepmother’ by Paula Rego, Page 49 The Sinister Shadow Theatre continued

Continuing with the Sinister Shadow theatre (Page 49 of my transcription of Paula Rego’s ‘Snow White and her Stepmother’)   ‘The German artist Katherina Fritsch’s powerful spatially dominant sculpture ‘Rattenkonig’ (Rat King) 1993 -94 is the product of a very ordinary experience which the artist had in a large city (at the back of New YorkContinue reading “Transcription: ‘Snow White and her Stepmother’ by Paula Rego, Page 49 The Sinister Shadow Theatre continued”

My 170th Post! Transcription: Snow White and her Stepmother’ by Paula Rego, Page 46 -48 The Sinister Shadow Theatre continued

I celebrate my 170th post today and still I’m not at the end of my transcription…… Continuing with my transcription on Paula Rego’s ‘Snow ‘White and her Stepmother.  I am now coming to the part where I cncentrate on the Stepmothers arms.  I call this the Sinister Shadow Theatre’   The scarey trees in DisneyContinue reading “My 170th Post! Transcription: Snow White and her Stepmother’ by Paula Rego, Page 46 -48 The Sinister Shadow Theatre continued”

Transcription: Snow White and her Stepmother by Paula Rego page 40 – 45 ‘The Sinister Shadow Theatre’

  Continuing with my transcription of Paula Rego’s ‘Snow White and her Stepmother’.  This is page 40.  I am concentrating now on the hands of the stepmother:   page 41 Note how the stepmother’s hands are both grasping and exploring in an almost gloating way:- Sillouettes of these hands form a sinister shadow theatre:-  Continue reading “Transcription: Snow White and her Stepmother by Paula Rego page 40 – 45 ‘The Sinister Shadow Theatre’”

My 160th Post: Still Rambling on

Well, I can’t believe that this is my 160th post!  What on earth have I found to write (or ramble on about?)  I now have 11 categories.  Some of these are well left behind – like the London Jaunt and LasVegas.  They’re nice to look back on though.  I am continuing with my Transcription.  ThatContinue reading “My 160th Post: Still Rambling on”