What Makes an Alice Neel Portrait Special

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Portrait artists are tasked with capturing the soul of their subject. Painter Alice Neel commented that she would have gone into psychology if it wasn’t for art. This is evident throughout Neel’s career. Each work is focused on the character and inner workings of the subjects. The paintings are deeply personal in an unflinching and soul-bearing way. The hallmarks of … Read More

How to See the Realism of Alice Neel

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Artist Alice Neel

Alice Neel was painting in New York in the late 1920s.  The magic in her work was her incredible ability to capture the spirit of her subjects so expressively and completely. You can not look at Neel’s paintings as simply a portrait.  They are much more and require the viewer to truly see the person through the artist’s eyes.  She … Read More