Georgia O'Keeffe /

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Imprint:[Madrid, Spain] : Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, [2021]
New York, NY : D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers Inc.
Description:313 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits ; 28 x23 cm
Subject:O'Keeffe, Georgia, -- 1887-1986 -- Exhibitions.
O'Keeffe, Georgia, -- 1887-1986.
Women painters -- United States -- Exhibitions.
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Exhibition catalogs.
Format: Print Book
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Other uniform titles:O'Keeffe, Georgia, 1887-1986. Works. Selections.
Ruiz del Árbol, Marta,
Ottinger, Didier,
Plotek, Ariel,
Millet, Catherine,
Kronkright, Dale Paul,
Palao, Marta,
Sánchez Ledesma, Andrés,
Pérez, Susana (Art restorer),
Hiddleston-Galloni, Anna,
Dodman, Jenny,
Other authors / contributors:Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, host institution.
Centre Georges Pompidou, host institution.
Fondation Beyeler, host institution.
Notes:Catalog of an exhibition held at the Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, Spain, April 20-August 8, 2021, the Centre Pompidou, Paris, France, September 8-December 6, 2021, and at the Fondation Beyeler, Basel, Switzerland, January 23-May 22, 2022.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-307).
Includes translations into English from Spanish and French--Colophon.
Summary:Offering a complete survey of Georgia O'Keeffe's illustrious career, this magnificent new book ranges from the works produced between 1910 and 1920 that made her a pioneer of abstraction to her celebrated flower paintings and views of New York, which led to her recognition as one of the key figures in modern American art, and culminating with her paintings of New Mexico. The selection of color plates is accompanied by quotes from O'Keeffe on her art and additional photographic material pertaining to the paintings. The sense of reverence for the world and its forms emerges vividly through O'Keeffe's words. "The unexplainable thing in nature that makes me feel the world is big far beyond my understanding--to understand maybe by trying to put it into form," she writes. "To find the feeling of infinity on the horizon line or just over the next hill." Also featured are a biography and texts by contributing curators from the venues to which the show travels, by scholars at the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe and by acclaimed French art writer Catherine Millet.
Review by Library Journal Review

Ruiz del Árbol, of Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, curated this attractive catalogue for O'Keeffe's first retrospective in Spain (the 91 paintings will travel to three European museums). Six scholarly essays (by curators from the exhibition venues, experts from the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum in New Mexico, and art writer Catherine Millet) reveal details of O'Keeffe's life, the influence of her husband (photographer Alfred Stieglitz), and the artist friends who inspired and promoted her groundbreaking paintings. This book addresses controversial interpretations of O'Keeffe's larger-than-life floral paintings, contextualizes the male-dominated intellectual world around her, and describes her fastidious painting process. The book's design is striking, with wide side margins that let the eye focus on the images and the essays' many footnotes. VERDICT For those who can't travel to Madrid, Paris, or Basel to see the O'Keeffe retrospective, this beautifully designed volume will satisfy. Also for readers who want to learn about O'Keeffe's technique, studio practice, mentors, and the art world around her; soak in her particular response to nature; or merely spend time with the soothing qualities of her oeuvre.--Marianne Laino Sade, formerly at Washington Coll., Chestertown, MD

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