Tuesday, April 24, 2007
This painting is called "Nancy and the Rubber Plant," and it is by one of my favorite artists, Alice Neel. Neel didn't seek to actually confront the viewer until later in her life, and as a result was fairly unknown for the first couple of decades of her work. Anyway, I love her portraits (this one in particular) and she is definitely worth "googling."
There was a student that I went to school with at East Carolina whose work reminded me a bit of Alice Neel. Her name is Kymia Nawabi, and one of her paintings is posted below. HERE is a link to view some of her work from her Undergraduate Show. And if any of you out there know what she's up to now, I'd LOVE to see some of her current work!