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Paula Rego, Artist

Paula Rego is as famous as a footballer in her native Portugal - and her pictures sell for millions. She talks about her art, her life, and why she hates Portugal.

Paula Rego is an artist, with an eye for what she calls the beautiful grotesque -- women, violence, sexuality and stories. She says it's these stories, the folk tales of her native Portugal, which have informed her imagination since she was a child. Paula Rego is as famous as a footballer in Portugal, there is a museum dedicated to her work and her pictures sell for millions of dollars on the international art market.

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28 minutes

Last on

Mon 11 Oct 2010 03:32GMT

Broadcasts

  • Sat 9 Oct 2010 09:32GMT
  • Sun 10 Oct 2010 06:32GMT
  • Sun 10 Oct 2010 14:32GMT
  • Mon 11 Oct 2010 03:32GMT

BBC World Service Archive

BBC World Service Archive

This programme was restored as part of the World Service archive project