DetailsPaua Rego's O Vinho [Wine] is inspired by a short story by the Portuguese novelist João de Melo.
In de Melo’s short story, wine is not a diversion but a re-engagement with life, an awakening that imparts a new freedom and a fresh intensity to the narrative voice. The text is accompanied by a sequence of nine images reproducing lithographs by Paula Rego, each one a story in itself, and all indicative of the transforming effects of ‘the colour, the soul, the profound essence of wine.’ Rego is also the translator of de Melo’s short story – his first to appear in English.
This is the largest of the prints produced by Rego for her Enitharmon publications, and the first in colour. The lithograph and the accompanying text pages are housed in a sumptuous solander box, bound in wine-red Brillianta cloth at The Fine Book Bindery.