Casa das Histórias

Casa das Histórias

“Paula Rego’s research into this rich literary universe began in 1974, when she produced a series of illustrations dedicated to traditional Portuguese folktales. They are violent and cruel stories, in which the artist rediscovers not only her childhood memories but also an acute sense of fear. In 1976 she submitted an application for a grant from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, in which she proposed to “produce a prolific number of illustrations of Portuguese traditional tales or integrate these timeless stories into our contemporary mythology and personal experience through paintings.” Since then, folktales and fairy tales have been a fertile source of inspiration for the artist’s creative work.”

The Casa das Histórias Museum, in Cascais, 30 minutes away from Lisbon, is totally dedicated to this artist, and decided to create this year an exhibition to show some of the most relevant works related with this theme.

But there are other reasons that should take you to Cascais and to Casa das Histórias:

The building is an interesting creation of architect Eduardo Souto Moura, Pritzker Prize in 2011, specially conceived to receive the works of Paula Rego; Cascais is a beautiful city by the sea, with a delicious old town area, where you can walk through the narrow white streets with views to the sea or to the elegant houses that comes from the time the royal family choose Cascais for the summer holidays.

 

The Casa das Histórias Museum, in Cascais, 30 minutes away from Lisbon, is totally dedicated to this artist, and decided to create this year an exhibition to show some of the most relevant works related with this theme.

But there are other reasons that should take you to Cascais and to Casa das Histórias:

The building is an interesting creation of architect Eduardo Souto Moura, Pritzker Prize in 2011, specially conceived to receive the works of Paula Rego; Cascais is a beautiful city by the sea, with a delicious old town area, where you can walk through the narrow white streets with views to the sea or to the elegant houses that comes from the time the royal family choose Cascais for the summer holidays.

 

 

PAULA REGO: FOLKTALES AND FAIRY TALES
at Casa das Histórias Museum
Cascais, Portugal
from May 8 till September 30 2018[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]