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Blue House

Alice Neel American

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A riot of bright color, lyrical brushwork, and meandering line, the psychedelic Blue House depicts a scene near the artist’s summer home on the Jersey Shore. As seen here, Neel consistently exploited the full potential of paint as a medium, extracting from it artistic effects that exceed that which they represent.

Blue House, Alice Neel (American, Merion Square, Pennsylvania 1900–1984 New York), Oil on canvas

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Photo by Stephen Petegorsky