Paula Rego: Crivelli's Garden

National Gallery, London
20 July - 29 October 2023
10am - 6pm
Free to all

Explore the relationship between Dame Paula Rego’s monumental painting and the 15th-century altarpiece and National Gallery staff that inspired it.

During a two-year residency at the National Gallery, Paula Rego created this spectacular mural, inspired by a panel in Carlo Crivelli's altarpiece La Madonna della Rondine (The Madonna of the Swallow). Rego, considered one of the most important artists of her generation, reimagined the house and garden depicted by Crivelli, to explore the stories, experiences and representation of women from the bible, folklore, mythology and medieval legend. Other people portrayed include friends, family and even members of staff at the National Gallery; sketches of her cast of sitters are also on display. The exhibition offers a deeper insight into Rego's creative process and celebrates how she became an inspiration to a new generation of artists and writers.

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