Tag: correspondence

  • But is it art?

    But is it art?

    After a break, I went back to reading My Faraway One. In my June 20 post about the first two hundred pages of correspondence between Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz, I asked myself: At this point, does O’Keeffe think of herself as an artist? Lo and behold, within another hundred pages, O’Keeffe addresses this very…

  • Reading “My Faraway One”

    Reading “My Faraway One”

    Nearly two hundred pages into the correspondence* between Georgia O’Keeffe (in Canyon, Texas) and Alfred Stieglitz (in New York City), I’m feeling claustrophobic. On every page, another angst-filled stream-of-consciousness. Both O’Keeffe and Stieglitz feel like misfits — lonely, and needy. She is the aspiring artist needing affirmation. He is the aging man needing a shot…

  • When Georgia met Albert

    When Georgia met Albert

    The great early modern art collector Dr. Albert C. Barnes bought two of Georgia O’Keeffe’s paintings — but then returned them. According to the Barnes Collection blog: “In a letter dated December 19, 1930, Barnes explains to O’Keeffe that he will be returning them to her, saying, ‘I gave the two paintings as fair a…