- Winkler, Mary
- Date of entry: Mar-03-1997
- Last revised: Mar-01-2017
A young man lies propped up on pillows, his hand pointing toward a bandaged area on his side. The composition is a powerful diagonal sweep, the body in the bed forming a triangle. At its apex, the head of the man with its mass of dark hair is haloed in the white of the pillow. His dark, glistening eyes arrest the viewer, demanding attention and implicitly evoking sympathy. Neel’s expressionism is displayed in the elongated curvature of the neck, the ears splayed out from the head to rest on the pillow, and in the eloquent gesture toward the bandage.
Alice Neel. Ed. Ann Temkin. (Harry N. Abrams, distr. Time Warner) 2000. Color.