O'Keeffe

O'Keeffe

by Janet Souter
     
 

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Born in 1887, Georgia O'Keeffe was one of the key figures who participated in the emancipation of modern art from its American essence. At a time when women were above all wives and mothers, Georgia O'Keeffe defied conventions when she became first the companion and finally the wife of the famous photographer and father of American modern art: Alfred Stieglitz.

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Born in 1887, Georgia O'Keeffe was one of the key figures who participated in the emancipation of modern art from its American essence. At a time when women were above all wives and mothers, Georgia O'Keeffe defied conventions when she became first the companion and finally the wife of the famous photographer and father of American modern art: Alfred Stieglitz. Georgia O'Keeffe is known above all for her complex descriptions of nature: the delicacy of an autumn leaf, the subtle nuances of a flower petal, or the symmetry of an animal's head. Today we associate Georgia O'Keeffe with bright colours and the austere beauty of the New Mexican desert, where she lived right up to her death at the age of 98. This work explores the personal journey of Georgia O'Keeffe, her process of creation and the legacy that she has left the art world. It not only explores the experiences that shaped Georgia O'Keeffe at the beginning of her life, but it also invites the reader to look at her later years, when she was just as vibrant and prolific an artist as in her youth.

Janet Souter studied art at the Art Institute of Chicago. She has written a number of works on art history as well as several biographies. She also writes for the Daily Herald, Illinois' third largest newspaper.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781783106424
Publisher:
Parkstone International
Publication date:
09/15/2015
Series:
Temporis
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
10 MB

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