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Paula Rego

  • ... I get inspiration from things that have nothing to do with painting: caricature, items from newspapers, sights in the street, proverbs, nursery-rhymes, children's games and songs, nightmares, desires, terrors. ... That question [why do you paint?] has been put to me before and my answer was, 'To give terror a face.' But it's more than that. I paint because I can't help it.

    • Paula Rego,
    • in John McEwen, Paula Rego ()

Paula Rego, Portuguese-born English painter

(1935)