O'Keeffe Basic Art 2.0

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  • Front cover of the book "O'Keeffe"
  • Pages from the book "O'Keeffe"
  • Pages from the book "O'Keeffe"
  • Pages from the book "O'Keeffe"
  • Back cover of the book "O'Keeffe"
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From majestic desertscapes to magnified lilies and irises, survey the unique and luminous oeuvre of Georgia O’Keeffe, a seminal figure in modern American art and radical pioneer of abstraction. This book  follows the artist through her pioneering innovations, major breakthroughs, and inspirational travels through 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.

O’Keeffe’s 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’Keeffe’s magnified pictures of calla lilies and irises are her  most famous. Enlarging the tiniest petals to fill an entire canvas, O’Keeffe created a proto-abstract vocabulary of shapes and lines, earning her the moniker “mother of American modernism.”  In 1946, O’Keeffe became the first female artist to be given a solo show at the MoMA in New York.     

  • Author: Britta Benke
  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Taschen, 2016
  • 96 pages, 10.2" x 8.3"
  • Fully illustrated throughout
  • ISBN: 9783836542319
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