Wary (Dog Woman) by Paula Rego
A framed etching published in 2020 from a plate originally drawn in 1994.
The 1994 Dog Woman series of large single figure works, showed a return to life drawing for Rego. These works were created with her model and collaborator, Lila Nunes.
The figure of the Dog Woman, crouched in rage and anguish appears as early as 1952, and then 42 years later, embodied by Nunes, posing on all fours.
Paula Rego commented on these works "To be a dog woman is not necessarily to be downtrodden; that has very little to do with it. In these pictures every woman’s a dog woman, not downtrodden but powerful”.
Edition of 50, signed and numbered by the artist.
Paper size 35 x 42 cm