This is a complete presentation about artist Georgia O'Keeffe. Her painting is covered from the initial watercolors from 1916 right up through the loss of her eyesight to macular degeneration and starting to make ceramics. THERE ARE MANY ACTUAL SLIDES IN THE PREVIEW FOR YOUR REVIEW. THIS IS YOUR BEST GUIDE TO PRODUCT QUALITY.
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note: This contains an exhaustive amount of her art plus full biographical details, her own direct quotes and her photos by her husband and gallery owhttps://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Edouard-Manet-Berthe-Morisot-Impressionism-Impressionist-Art-153-slides-2938500ner, Alfred Stieglitz. Their influence and effect on one another is also included. Her artistic periods include New York City, Lake George, New Mexico plus a trip to Hawaii which also yielded a lot of work.
The biggest event which happened to launch her career was that she met Alfred Stieglitz in 1916. He was not only a leading photographer in New York but also owned and ran the 291 Gallery there. They would ultimately marry. Professionally though it was even better. He gained his best photography model and best selling painter in O’Keeffe. She gained her very own art dealer at a New York City leading gallery at the start of her career as a painter.
In 1921 Alfred Steiglitz had a show of his photographic work. 45 of 125 works were of O’Keeffe at least partially nude. O’Keeffe was also not yet married to him. He was still married to someone else. Plus she was 24 years younger than he.
The critical reaction to her after this show would have an effect on O’Keefe’s own art style. The critics had been talking about her work as sexual because of what they saw in her paintings. When they saw this show, her nudity in it sealed their sexual perception of her. O’Keeffe was insulted. She considered her work a lot deeper than just about sex.
So in the early 1920s, she moved her style more towards representational imagery since the critics were turning her abstract style into sexual titillation about fertility, the female orgasm, and the like. Had this not happened with the critics, her paintings would not have taken a shift towards the more representational from the early 1920s forward.
Beginning in 1929, O’Keeffe began working part of the year in Northern New Mexico. She loved New Mexico plus it had a good effect on her work. From 1929 to 1949, she stayed up to six months there, painting. Each winter she journeyed back to Stieglitz's gallery to exhibit the new work. She was always in his top two artists as far as sales at his gallery.
O'Keeffe was on totally new terrain so she found totally new subjects to paint. The animal bones and the mountains appealed to her. Her odd juxtapositions of the bones with other parts of the New Mexican landscape led some to describe that work as surrealist. Critical reception to these bone paintings was lukewarm, however, and the public still preferred her flowers. Her bone paintings gradually achieved the attention they deserved.