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Georgia O'Keeffe : American and modern
Georgia O'Keeffe : American and modern
by:Eldredge, Charles C.
Georgia O'Keeffe has become a legend in modern western culture. As an artist, she was able to garner and sustain the attention of the public and critics alike for well over six decades. Though O'Keeffe is particularly known for her canvases of large flowers and of bones and skulls, her oeuvre is far more extensive. Georgia O'Keeffe: American and Modern accompanies the first international retrospective of one of the most loved American artists. Charles C. Eldredge explores two qualities of the artist's work - the American and the modern - suggesting that they were the leading impulses for her extraordinary vision. Beginning with a discussion of O'Keeffe as an American artist, Eldredge describes the openly nationalistic billing that the photographer and art impresario Alfred Stieglitz, who later became her husband, gave to her one-woman exhibition in New York in 1923. Even in O'Keeffe's earliest works, her penchant for abstraction is evident. Eldredge also examines the artist's later preoccupation with common subjects such as barns, which reflected her desire to paint "something I know." He highlights these subjects as a mark of her modernism - her ability to borrow from the pedestrian world as a vehicle for transcendence. For the first half of the twentieth century, O'Keeffe was the preeminent woman artist of the United States. Eldredge explores this circumstance as well, discussing the psychoanalytic speculation surrounding the element of sexuality in the artist's drawings and paintings. In particular, her flower paintings grabbed the attention of the critics, who were quick to interpret them with the help of the increasingly popular Freudian theory. Despite the inclination to discuss O'Keeffe's art as feminine self-revelation, critics discovered that it transcended easy categorization. As Eldredge points out, her style and choice of subjects evolved from a variety of influences, not the least of which were the photographic techniques she adopted from Stieglitz. Other influences include the immensity of the American West, a profound commitment to nativism and modernism, and a true respect for American culture. As O'Keeffe's work suggests, her life was infused with a spirit reflecting a new outlook, a new approach that was wholly modern - and distinctly American. Eldredge further illuminates the artist's career with a chronology of her life, which is illustrated with photographs - portraits and snapshots - many of them unpublished, and drawn from O'Keeffe's personal archive and from those of renowned photographers. The chronology creates a historical and biographical context for O'Keeffe's career, emphasizing the maturity and talent of the artist, as well as the scope of her acquaintances and travels. This book, which reproduces more than eighty of O'Keeffe's paintings and drawings, and includes extended discussion of many of them, serves as the catalogue for the exhibition "Georgia O'Keeffe: American and Modern," shown at the Hayward Gallery, London; El Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City; and the Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama in 1993 and 1994.
New Haven :Yale University Press, ©1993.
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ISBN: 9780300055764, 9780300055818, 0300055811, 0300055765
OCLC: 28124602

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Georgia O'Keeffe
Georgia O'Keeffe
by O'Keeffe, Georgia,
Book
Georgia O'Keeffe
Georgia O'Keeffe
by O'Keeffe, Georgia,
[Tokyo] :Seibu Museum of Art, ©1988.
Book
Georgia O'Keeffe
Georgia O'Keeffe
by O'Keeffe, Georgia,
Milano, Italy :Skira ; 2011, ©2011.
Book
ISBN: 9788857212326, 8857212327
Georgia O'Keeffe.
Georgia O'Keeffe.
by O'Keeffe, Georgia,
Dallas, Tex. :Gerald Peters Gallery, ©1990.
Book
ISBN: 093503739X, 9780935037395
Georgia O'Keeffe : nature and abstraction
Georgia O'Keeffe : nature and abstraction
by O'Keeffe, Georgia,
Milano, Italy :Skira ; 2007.
Book
ISBN: 9788861301283, 9788861301276, 8861301274, 8861301282
Georgia O'Keeffe : circling around abstraction
Georgia O'Keeffe : circling around abstraction
by O'Keeffe, Georgia,
West Palm Beach, Fla. :Norton Museum of Art ; ©2007.
Book
ISBN: 0943411491, 9780943411491
Georgia O'Keeffe, art and letters
Georgia O'Keeffe, art and letters
by O'Keeffe, Georgia,
Book
ISBN: 9780318416403, 0821217674, 0318416409, 9780821217672
Two lives : Georgia O'Keeffe & Alfred Stieglitz : a conversation in paintings and photographs
Two lives : Georgia O'Keeffe & Alfred Stieglitz : a conversation in paintings and photographs
by O'Keeffe, Georgia,
New York :HarperCollins Publishers/Callaway Editions in association with the Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C., 1992.
Book
ISBN: 9780943044170, 0943044170, 0060168951, 9780060168957
Georgia O'Keeffe in Williamsburg : a re-creation of the artist's first public exhibition in the South, January 27-May 27, 2001
Georgia O'Keeffe in Williamsburg : a re-creation of the artist's first public exhibition in the South, January 27-May 27, 2001
by O'Keeffe, Georgia,
Williamsburg, Va. :Muscarelle Museum of Art, The College of William and Mary, 2001.
Book
ISBN: 0970572506, 9780970572509
Watercolors : 1916-1918
Watercolors : 1916-1918
by O'Keeffe, Georgia,
Book
ISBN: 1942185049, 9781942185048
Georgia O'Keeffe.
Georgia O'Keeffe.
by O'Keeffe, Georgia,
[Charleston] :[Carolina Art Association], [1955]
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Georgia O'Keeffe : an exhibition
Georgia O'Keeffe : an exhibition
by O'Keeffe, Georgia,
St. Louis, MO :Southwestern Bell Corp., [1987]
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Georgia O'Keeffe : the artist in focus
Georgia O'Keeffe : the artist in focus
by Hardin, Jennifer.
[St. Petersburg, Fla.] :Museum of Fine Arts, [1998]
eBook
Georgia O'Keeffe : watercolors 1916-1918.
Georgia O'Keeffe : watercolors 1916-1918.
by O'Keeffe, Georgia,
Book
ISBN: 1942185049, 9781942185048
Georgia O'Keeffe : Canyon suite
Georgia O'Keeffe : Canyon suite
by O'Keeffe, Georgia,
New York, NY :George Braziller in association with Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art and Design of Kansas City Art Institute, ©1995.
eBook
Georgia O'Keeffe : living modern
Georgia O'Keeffe : living modern
by Corn, Wanda M.,
Book
ISBN: 0872731820, 9783791356013, 9780872731820, 3791356011
Modern nature : Georgia O'Keeffe and Lake George
Modern nature : Georgia O'Keeffe and Lake George
by O'Keeffe, Georgia,
Book
ISBN: 0500093741, 9780500093740
Georgia O'Keeffe and Andy Warhol : flowers of distinction
Georgia O'Keeffe and Andy Warhol : flowers of distinction
by O'Keeffe, Georgia,
Santa Fe, N.M. :Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, ©2005.
Book
ISBN: 0967319072, 9780967319070