Georgia O’Keeffe never piled on the paint. She worked wet-into-dry, pretty much a single layer of paint requiring serious control to choreograph her textural effects. Within this narrow range that she chose to work, her variations are virtuosic.
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Georgia O’Keeffe spent 30 years with the legendary American photographer Alfred Stieglitz. She worked alongside him, posed for him, and even spotted prints for him. But she knew not a lick about taking photographs. “Stieglitz used to say I knew less about photography than anybody he ever knew,” she told a journalist in 1962. “Yet, […]
I had the experience, once, of viewing an O’Keeffe exhibit that made me question what I had ever admired in the artist. The paintings felt curiously lifeless, and as a whole the show didn’t seem to add up to much. O’Keeffe understood early on that the way paintings are hung determine how they are perceived. […]
Three women, two continents. Artists who dwell in modernism — abandoning sentiment for the acute eye. That eye turns toward the landscape, and claims a place in the world. “O’Keeffe, Preston, Cossington Smith: Making Modernism.” The Art Gallery of New South Wales. Through October 2, 2017.
“O’Keeffe, Preston, Cossington Smith: Making Modernism.” The Art Gallery of New South Wales. Through October 2, 2017. The exhibit includes 30 of O’Keeffe’s paintings, three gallery’s worth. They include none of my favorites, and a number I don’t even like. (All the cottonwoods.) My goal during this second visit is to take a deep dive […]
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 […]
If you haven’t had the opportunity to visit O’Keeffe Country (or if you have, and want to make a return visit), check out this 360-degree video from the Tate Modern, to mark the O’Keeffe retrospective now on view. The video explores the Abiquiu home and New Mexico surrounds, as well as the retrospective gallery installation. […]
Note to (male) critics: A work of art can be “corporeal” without being “sexual.”
Are you headed to the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum? Here’s the news from its recent newsletter about a change in gallery design: By now you might have heard that the Museum has changed to a new thematic gallery style of exhibition. This is an exciting change for the Museum, and here’s what you need to know […]
Thanks to The Smart Set for publishing this essay on O’Keeffe — my first longform work on the artist. The tentative title for my book is Georgia O’Keeffe: “It Takes Time to See.” What do you think? Georgia O’Keeffe (1887 – 1986) was notoriously private about her artmaking. “I can never bear to have people […]
From the Tate Modern comes this most excellent news: Tate Modern will present a major retrospective of the American modernist artist Georgia O’Keeffe, a century after her New York debut. The exhibit will run 6 July to 30 October 2016. The exhibition is the first important solo institutional exhibition of the artist’s work in the […]