Paula Rego's Map of Memory: National and Sexual Politics

Paula Rego's Map of Memory: National and Sexual Politics by Maria Manuel Lisboa

Title: Paula Rego's Map of Memory: National and Sexual Politics
Author: Maria Manuel Lisboa
ISBN10: 0754607208
ISBN13: 978-0754607205
Publisher: Ashgate Pub Ltd (September 1, 2003)
Language: English
Subcategory: History & Criticism
Size PDF: 1743 kb
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Rating: 3.9/5
Votes: 353
Pages: 228 pages
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Paula Rego's Map of Memory: National and Sexual Politics by Maria Manuel Lisboa


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The artist Paula Rego was born in Portugal but has lived in Britain since 1951. In this well-illustrated book, Maria Manuel Lisboa explores the background behind Rego's decision to leave the land of her birth and, in doing so, provides fascinating insights into Rego's persistent portrayal of uneasy and predatory relations between men and women. Looking back over the national, religious and sexual politics of Portugal during Rego's childhood under the shadow of the Salazar dictatorship and subsequently, Lisboa locates the origins of the artist's preoccupation with power and powerlessness, violence and abuse within the political and ideological status quo of Portugal, past and present. Lisboa's clear and thoughtful analysis offers an ambitious contribution to the study of patriarchy, Catholicism and Fascism and their expression in the work of this artist.