Schor, Mira
November 2006
Woman's Art Journal;Fall/Winter2006, Vol. 27 Issue 2, p12
Academic Journal
The article documents the author's belief that American portrait painter Alice Neel is a great abstract painter. According to the author, her paintings are notable for their expressionistic use of line and color, psychological acumen, and emotional intensity. She stresses that Neel's painterly intelligence animates her portraits just as mush as her skills as a collector of souls. Further, she notes that the paintings of Neel suggest the continued importance of intrinsically abstract surplus painterly information to the aesthetic as well as the expressive content of representational painting.


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