Great Paula Rego exhibition

The newly opened House of Illustration, in Granary Square, has a great exhibition comparing the work of Honore Daumier (who worked mostly in lithography) with Paula Rego who also used lithography but whose most attractive work (in my view) ┬áis in etching and aquatint. There is a very good short film in which Paul Coldwell explains that Rego draws directly onto the etching plate and then adds the aquatint and stops out the plate in stages. When the etched line is completed she says ‘now the real work begins!’.