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Title Alice Neel : Painter of Modern Life / edited by Jeremy Lewison ; with contributions by Bice Curiger, Petra Gördüren, Jeremy Lewison, Laura Stamps, Annamari Vänskä.

Publication Info. Brussels : Mercatorfonds ; [2016]


Location Call No. Status
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  Oversize 759.13 N378LE    Check Shelf
Description 239 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits ; 30 cm.
Series Ateneum publications, 1238-4712 ; vol. 80
Ateneumin julkaisut. English ; no. 80.
Note Published on the occasion of an exhibition held at the Ateneum Art Museum, Finnish National Gallery, Helsinki, June 10-October 2, 2016, the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, November 5, 2016-February 12, 2017, the Fondation Vincent van Gogh Arles, March 4-September 17, 2017 and at the Deichtorhallen Hamburg, October 13, 2017-January 14, 2018.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-234) and index.
Contents Alice Neel and the Human Image -- Alice Neel: Painter of Modern Life, An Introduction / Jeremy Lewison -- Painting Crisis / Jeremy Lewison -- Emotional Values: Alice Neel and the American Reception of German Art / Petra Gördüren -- Alice Neel, a Marxist Girl on Capitalism / Laura Stamps -- "I hate the use of the word portrait." / Bice Curiger -- A Modern Woman's Social Conscience -- Catalogue of Works / Jeremy Lewison -- Havana, Cuba -- New York and Philadelphia -- Greenwich Village -- Spanish Harlem -- The Upper West Side -- Alice Neel Chronology -- Exhibitions History -- Notes -- Concise Bibliography -- Index.
Summary This insightful catalogue examines anew the full range of Alice Neel's (1900-1984) celebrated paintings of people, still life, and cityscapes. Featuring around seventy paintings spanning the entire length of her career, this handsome book accompanies a major retrospective of her work, and reveals her underlying interest in the history of photography, German painting of the 1920s, and other artists, such as Van Gogh and Cezanne, all of which provided an important precedent for the veracity and raw emotional intensity of her figurative works. Neel is renowned for her visual acuity and psychological depth, and her portraits and nude paintings of friends, family, strangers, and prominent cultural figures alike convey an incredibly consistent intimacy regardless of the relationship to her subject. The accompanying essays trace the trajectory of Neel's artistic language as it evolved alongside contemporaneous trends in the New York City art world and examines the manner in which her own work figured into the social and cultural contexts of her time.Created over a sixty year period, Neel's oeuvre offers a remarkably expressive document of the specific milieus she navigated through and ultimately transcends the marker of time altogether. Exhibition: Ateneum Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland (06-10.2016) / Gemeente Museum, The Hague, The Netherlands (11.2016-02.2017) / Fondation Vincent van Gogh, Arles, France (03-09.2017) / Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany (10.2017-01.2018).
Subject Neel, Alice, 1900-1984 -- Exhibitions.
Neel, Alice, 1900-1984.
Neel, Alice, 1900-1984. (OCoLC)fst00010593
Portrait painting. (OCoLC)fst01072167
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Portrait painting -- United States -- 21st century.
Chronological Term 2000-2099
Genre/Form Exhibition catalogs. (OCoLC)fst01424028
Exhibition catalogs.
Added Author Lewison, Jeremy, author, editor.
Curiger, Bice, 1948- author.
Neel, Alice, 1900-1984. Paintings. Selections.
Suomen taiteen museo Ateneum, host institution, issuing body.
Haags Gemeentemuseum, host institution.
Fondation Vincent van Gogh--Arles, host institution.
Deichtorhallen Hamburg, host institution.
Added Title Painter of Modern Life
ISBN 9789462301382 (Yale University Press)
9462301387 (Yale University Press)
9780300220070 (Mercatorfonds)
0300220073 (Mercatorfonds)
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