Paula Rego Poster Sit 1994

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This was the last of three works that related to Blake Morrison's poem 'Moth', which is about marriage.  'Lila said to me, "When you've done the feet crossed, you'll know what the subject is", and she was right.'  Rego originally planned for a baby to be sitting on the figure's lap.  Instead, in the finished work, the young woman is depicted pregnant, arms restrained behind the back.  The artist intended the crossed legs to suggest a crucifixion.

Reproduced to the highest standard by King and McGaw art printers

 

Size 60 x 80cm