Tuesday, April 14, 2009

More Raw Neel

Alice Neel, 1976

Ellie Poindexter, 1962
oil on canvas

Robert Smithson, 1962
oil on canvas

Sherry Speeth, 1964
oil on canvas

Randall in Extremis, 1960
oil on canvas

Oh, I so love Alice. I have written about her before, here, here, here, here, and here. So worth revisiting. I've been rereading Eckhart Tolle (again..) and think that Alice Neel was a genious at capturing on canvas what Tolle refers to as "the pain body..."

1 comment:

Dean Grey said...

Thank you for sharing your passion for Alice Neel, Martha!

See did some really interesting work. I wouldn't have checked her out if not for you.