O'Keeffe by Britta Benke

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Georgia O?_TKeeffe (1887?_"1986) was a major figure in modern American art for some seven decades. Importantly, her fame was not associated with shifting art styles and trends, but rather with her own unique vision, based on finding essential and abstract forms in nature. O?_TKeeffe?_Ts primary subjects were landscapes, flowers, and bones, each explored in successive series over several years. Certain works went on for decades, producing 12 or more variations of an original image. Among these, O?_TKeeffe?_Ts magnified pictures of calla lilies and irises are her most famous. Enlarging the tiniest petals to fill an entire canvas, O?_TKeeffe created a proto-abstract vocabulary of shapes and lines, earning her the moniker ?_omother of American modernism.?__ In 1946, O?_TKeeffe became the first female artist to be given a solo show at the MoMA in New York. This introductory book from TASCHEN Basic Art 2.0 traces O?_TKeeffe?_Ts long and luminous career through key paintings, contemporary photographs, and portraits taken by Alfred Stieglitz, to whom O?_TKeeffe was married. We follow the artist through her pioneering innovations, major breakthroughs, and her travels and inspirations in Southeast Asia, India, the Middle East, and, above all, New Mexico, where she was particularly inspired by the majestic landscapes, vivid colors and exotic vegetation.
Binding: Hardback

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