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GEORGIA O'KEEFE: ABSTRACTION
Barbara Haskell (editor)

Yale University Press, 2009
Hardcover
245 pages
Fully illustrated in colour.
ISBN: 9780300148176

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Although Georgia O'Keeffe has long been celebrated as a central figure in twentieth-century art, the abstract works that she created throughout her career have largely been overlooked by critics and the public. Beginning with a set of charcoal drawings in 1915, O'Keeffe produced a large volume of abstract work up until 1930, seeking to visually transcribe her thoughts and emotions. When she returned to abstract art in the 1940s, she provided a precedent for a younger generation of abstractionists.

In addition to rethinking O'Keeffe's contribution to the the development of abstract American art, this book chronicles the shifts and changes in subject matter and style over the span of her long career. It also offers an intimate glimpse into the artist's creative methods and intentions, and includes a selection of previously unpublished letters from O'Keeffe to her lover, Alfred Stieglitz.

 

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