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Alice Neel, people come first, Kelly Baum and Randall Griffey ; with contributions by Meredith A. Brown, Julia Bryan-Wilson, and Susanna V. Temkin

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Alice Neel, people come first, Kelly Baum and Randall Griffey ; with contributions by Meredith A. Brown, Julia Bryan-Wilson, and Susanna V. Temkin
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
resource.biographical
contains biographical information
Illustrations
illustrationsfacsimilesportraits
Index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Alice Neel
Nature of contents
bibliographycatalogs
Oclc number
1184234880
Responsibility statement
Kelly Baum and Randall Griffey ; with contributions by Meredith A. Brown, Julia Bryan-Wilson, and Susanna V. Temkin
Sub title
people come first
Summary
Alice Neel's (1900-1984) uncompromising artistic vision and deep engagement with humanity in both art and politics have earned her legions of admirers. This beautifully designed and illustrated book surveys the artist's nearly 70-year career, focusing on her long residency in New York, a place that provided her with lifelong inspiration. In addition to her compelling portraits of individuals of all ages, both famous and unknown, 'Alice Neel: People Come First' also considers her remarkable nudes, still lifes, cityscapes, and erotic pastels and watercolors--all considered through the lens of radical humanism that informed so much of the artist's work. Leading scholars delve into various aspects of Neel's practice, revealing that humanism was both a political and philosophical ideal for the artist. The authors address Neel's paintings of LGBTQ subjects; her unique aesthetic language, which merged elements of abstraction and figuration; and her commitment to progressive politics, civil rights, feminism, and racial diversity. The book's essays also explore Neel's highly personal preoccupations with death, illness, and motherhood while reasserting her place in the broader cultural history of the 20th century
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People come firstPeople come 1st
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