Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Georgia O'Keeffe on my mind

Georgia O'Keeffe is getting new attention as an abstract artist in light of an exhibition at the Whitney Museum in New York this month. Although she has been most famously thought of as a representational painter, her early work was abstractionist; when she realized her early work was being interpreted in Freudian terms as sexual she began to show more realist paintings.
I have always loved her work. I think she beautifully expresses the awe in the details of natural things.
The Whitney exhibition begins September 17. On September 19 the movie 'Georgia O'Keeffe' starring Joan Allen and Jeremy Irons as O'Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz airs on Lifetime.

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