ALICE NEEL
isbn 9789491245138   HUFKENS
Idea Code 15752      $33.00

The catalogue for an exhibition of work by the late American portraitist Alice Neel at Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, this book accurately depicts her characteristic style, noted for its expressionistic use of line and colour, psychological acumen, and emotional intensity. Like the exhibition, the book does not base its concept on the identity of the persons depicted – whether friends, family, fellow artists, poets, or strangers – instead choosing to present individual pictures that trace a lengthy period of time in Neel’s artistic career, from 1932 until 1984, and thus formulating an aesthetic project. In short, it outlines her social activities and expressiveness as reflected in her paintings.

76 p, ills colour & bw, 20 x 30 cm, hb, English



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