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Paula Rego - Mood/Humor/

1 March - 24 June

Opening: 1 March at 6.30 pm

Imagem Mood/ HumorPaula Rego - Embarassment, 2001, Paula Rego loan for use to Fundação Paula Rego/Casa das Histórias Paula Rego, Cascais

The exhibition Mood/Humor came about as a result of the loan of a series of seven paintings by Paula Rego entitled Possession (2004) belonging to the Museu de Serralves collection and never before shown in Cascais and Lisbon. By way of the theme of female hysteria, dealt with specifically in this set of panels alongside its possible forms of expression, the Fundação Paula Rego/Casa das Histórias Paula Rego collection is here revisited from the perspective of the representation and manifestation of the moods, emotional states and feelings that are so evident in the artist's work.

The exhibition, which is split into sections that examine themes such as the depiction of human expressions, altered states of consciousness and perception, and music as a narrative support and creative fuse, also includes the painting Jenufa, loaned by a private collector, several emblematic works from the museum collection, such as the already exhibited series of paintings and engravings entitled Operas and Wine, and a set of unseen drawings produced by the artist at a moment of discovery and consolidation of her research.

The exhibition is curated by Ana Ruivo