Paula Rego tends to paint in series - collections - often based on popular subjects such as fairy tales, dogs ... and ballerinas.
Dancing Ostriches - 1995
Inspired by Disney's Fantasia and the ballerina ostriches she created this series. They were drawn larger than life size using pastels and mounted on aluminium supports.
Not classically beautiful but defiantly powerful!
It's well worth reading about how the series was created, the antics of both model and artist to get the job done.