Portrait -W-No. III, 1917
Untitled (tent door at night), 1916
Pelvis I, 1944
Untitled (Abstraction Red Wave with Circle), 1979
I chose these 4 images from a slideshow of 15 works by Georgia O'Keefe as I was unfamiliar with them and they offered a fresh take on this artist whose work has certainly attracted attention over many years, even if not always for the reasons an artist might wish for! More than 130 paintings, drawings, watercolours and sculptures by one of the most famous early painters of the 20th century from the US - as well as works from the photographic portrait series of O'Keefe by Alfred Stieglitz - is currently being shown at the Whitney Museum in New York. The slideshow and a review by Jerry Saltz can be found at the nymag.
To quote from this article "O'Keefe produced some of the most original and ambitious art in the 20th century....her ideas about surface, colour and scale are not only daring; they presaged the work of artists as varied as Newman, Avery, Rothko, Louis and Heilmann as well as Colour Field painting, Lyrical Abstraction and contemporary Post Modern Abstraction". The title for this post I took also from Saltz as I thought it a point to muse on! I have to say...the watercolours immediately attracted me today.
image from the website of the Georgia O'Keefe Museum.
Click on the artists name in the text above to go to the museum.