GEORGIA O'KEEFFE: A Life


GEORGIA O'KEEFFE: A Life

ROXANA ROBINSON    Book Number: 91751    Product format: Paperback

The Artist Georgia O'Keeffe's most accessible images - the magnified flowers, the dreaming antlers and skulls, and vast, mysterious cloudscapes - became hugely popular among the public in the 1970s as a new generation of scholars began writing and thinking about her work and claiming her place as a modernist. Those cropped and magnified flowers were radical works for their time, and she produced hundreds of powerful abstract images and radical charcoal drawings showing patterns of light and shade of shape and design, a powerful visual lexicon with which to express her feelings. O'Keeffe was also a brilliant designer of her homes and gardens whether in the USA or on the Stieglitz estate to which she moved in 1949 when she left New York to live full time in New Mexico. She married Alfred Stieglitz, 23 years her senior, and in 1924 and found herself a muse as well as an artist in a circle of America's most vibrant and boundary-pushing artists. She was an early proponent of farm-to-table cooking and created a personal style of dress and distinctive ways of modelling for the camera. This expanded edition was updated in 2020, a monumental, accurate, insightful and beautifully written biography radiated with a subtle understanding of complex human relationships and exploding myths about American painting in general and the American art scene of the early and mid 20th century. The Los Angeles Times is quoted; 'Never have the controversial events and minutiae of O'Keeffe's life been presented so completely and even-handedly.' Full of intriguing detail and O'Keeffe's own voice, in her letters and the words of her family and friends who wouldn't talk to anyone before the artist's death, here are her loves, losses and her pleasure in the otherworldly beauty of the Ghost Ranch, north of Abiquiu. 720pp, 32 pages of black and white photos.
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