Archive | September, 2016

Evening Star No. VI | MyGeorgiaOKeeffe.com

O’Keeffe’s Texas watercolors: prototype for postwar modernism?

If the Arts News review of the Texas watercolors  exhibited in 1958 made the backhanded compliment that they were Georgia O’Keeffe’s best works — and that she had peaked early — other critics and historians chose to look forward, rather than backward. Could the artist’s primal abstractions, they wondered, be a precedent for the latest […]

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Evening Star No. VI | MyGeorgiaOKeeffe.com

Georgia O’Keeffe: Far, Wide Texas

As a critic and cultural historian, I find myself more curious about an artist’s formative moments than her culminating masterworks. “Georgia O’Keeffe’s Far Wide Texas,” on exhibit at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum through October 30, gives a rare and exhilarating glimpse into those several years, 1916 to 1918, in Canyon, Texas, when the artist forged […]

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