Georgia O`Keeffe

Georgia O`Keeffe
Library Shelf Location 18.OKEE
Publication Date 2016

A once-in-a-generation publication offering fresh perspectives and new research on O’Keeffe’s work from the 1910s through to the 1960s.

Georgia O’Keeffe (1887–1986) was one of the foundational figures of American modernism. A seminal woman artist, she rose to prominence in the early twentieth century at the heart of the New York avant-garde circle that centred around Alfred Stieglitz, who would become O’Keeffe’s husband. Many contemporary texts, as well as those written since, focus on their personal and professional relationship, and have re-hashed familiar clichés about O’Keeffe’s work, particularly her best-known paintings of flowers. As this new book reveals, however, she was a complex and multi-faceted artist whose singular vision included landscapes, nature studies, still lifes and anthropological paintings, and who constantly experimented at the boundary between figuration and abstraction.

Edited by Tate curator Tanya Barson, this book brilliantly reassesses O’Keeffe’s place in the canon of twentieth-century art. It features essays from a new generation of scholars, focusing on themes including O’Keeffe’s place within the early modern avant-garde; the construction of identity and artistic persona; the influence of the cultures and landscapes of the places in which she worked; and the relationship between painting and photography, both within O’Keeffe’s work and as part of her wider nexus of friends and fellow-artists, from Stieglitz to Paul Strand and Ansel Adams. The book will also feature reviews from the time of O’Keeffe’s early exhibitions to give a contemporary insight into their reception.

Lavishly illustrated with many rarely reproduced works and a full illustrated chronology, this is the definitive book on one of the most significant and popular artists of modern times.

ISBN 9781849763714
Quantity 1
Pages 272
Authors Tanya Barson, Hannah Johnston, Cody Hartley
Format Hardback
Publisher Tate Gallery Publishing
Related Artist Georgia O'Keeffe
Categories Painting, Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team)
Keywords Flora (plants), Still lifes
Artist's Nationality American (USA)
Language English

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