Alice Neel was not the sort of artist people turned to for vanity portraits, because her paintings revealed much more than her subjects likely wanted. The expressive strokes and often lurid flesh of Neel's mature work make you wonder if she dipped her brush into her subject's psyche and smeared it onto the canvas for all to see. Sixty-eight paintings by the... More >>>
Courtesy of Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
There's nothing saccharine or idealized in Alice Neel's depiction of motherhood.