‘Alice Neel: People Come First’ breathes humanity into appearances

Photo of the Alice Neel exhibit
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Though Neel passed away in 1984, her work continues to captivate given its authentic balance between the internal and external characteristics of human beings. On display through July 10 at San Francisco’s de Young Museum, the exhibition features Neel’s comprehensive works, ranging from oil paintings on stretched canvases to illustrations appearing in leftist periodicals.
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Inspiration, art museums, Frida Kahlo

Making sense of the sublime

With the COVID-19 lockdown, I’ve been forced to imagine stories, paintings, possibilities and methods of communication without actually experiencing them. But, I realized, that is exactly what Frida Kahlo did all her life. 
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