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Georgia O'Keeffe

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Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986) was a major figure in American art for seven decades. Throughout that long and prolific career she remained true to her unique artistic vision, creating a highly individual style that synthesized the formal language of modern European abstraction and the themes of traditional American pictorialism. The main subjects to which she returned again and again were the flowers, animal bones and landscapes around her studios in Lake George, New York, and New...
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Overview

Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986) was a major figure in American art for seven decades. Throughout that long and prolific career she remained true to her unique artistic vision, creating a highly individual style that synthesized the formal language of modern European abstraction and the themes of traditional American pictorialism. The main subjects to which she returned again and again were the flowers, animal bones and landscapes around her studios in Lake George, New York, and New Mexico, and these became her signature images.

This comprehensive and illuminating new book by a noted scholar on O'Keeffe and her work surveys the complete oeuvre -- drawings, watercolors and paintings from all periods -- and explains her life in the context of her artistic output. The text, which incorporates current scholarship and benefits from the recent publication of the artist's catalogue raisonne, is accompanied by a full complement of color plates and comparative black-and-white photographs.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780500274996
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson
  • Publication date: 5/1/1988
  • Pages: 95

Table of Contents

Preface 6
Introduction 8
Chapter 1 Early Work: Finding Her Own Voice 18
Chapter 2 In New York: First Oil Paintings 40
Chapter 3 Lake George 52
Chapter 4 New York City: Architectural Subjects 76
Chapter 5 Abstractions and Transitions 89
Chapter 6 From New York to New Mexico 104
Chapter 7 Bones: Skulls and Pelvises 122
Chapter 8 The New Mexico Landscape: Ghost Ranch 140
Chapter 9 The Abiquiu House and Patio 149
Chapter 10 Late Work: Influenced by Travel 158
Sources of Quotations 184
Select Bibliography 187
List of Illustrations 188
Index 191
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