Tminx loves Alice Neel


I just watched a documentary on the portrait painter Alice Neel. It was made by her grandson. I was blown away. She was a painter who left the village in NYC during the 1930’s to live in Spanish Harlem with her son to “be around real people.” Most of her life was filled with anguish, poverty, and scant recognition until she reached her 70’s. She got a one woman exhibition at the Whitney..Finally getting the accolades and recognition she deserved! There is so much more pain, heartache, and questionable choices I can’t condense into a small paragraph.
That being said, her portraits are magical. They are haunting and humorous all while capturing the essence of her subject.
Her style is unique. Here are some examples: the first is a nude self portrait. How rad. I want to go out like this. A true minx till the end.

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