Friday, July 29, 2016

Georgia O'Keeffe - Tate Modern

Music - pink & blue no.1 1918
Soft-edged organic abstracts - TRY IT

Stieglitz Equivalent 1925-30
Cloud photos with GOK shapes

GOK 1920
Face hands arm - artists equipment

Mask with Golden Apple 23
Abstract environment for still life
Lovely palette black Browns yellows

East River 3
Abstracting into blocks and planes

East River from 30th floor...
Smoothing details
Punctuated by vertical chimneys

John Marin
Downtown NY 23
Watercolour with charcoal TRY IT

big flowers as response to speed of modern life


Jimson Weed/ White flower 1

She rejected the erotic dimension - but it's undeniable

Craigie Aitchison
Black cross w stars & blue

Reminded of a skull painting I did - my first oil in marroon 

From the faraway, nearby 37
Still life superimposed on landscape

Deer horns 38
Bones as organic growing things

Frida Khalo

Red hills & bones 41
Still life w landscape 
Advance on From the faraway - reintegrated into ls

Impressionists - serial landscapes

Black place 4
Bomberg colours

Paul Nash

Wall with green door 53
Perfect combo of abstract & fig

Pelvis 1 44 *
Pelvis bone hole to create instant abstract

Ansel Adams
GOK & Orville Cox

Masculine looking increasingly

Untitled ghost ranch cliff
Pencil & charcoal
Focus on holes
Inherently sexual
gorge sketches look like Abram Games cliff print

Thunderstorm ghost ranch

A journey to abstraction from & through landscape 

Frames out sky often

Superimposition v Integration
Of bones etc.

Tanguy - shapes

Wall with Green Door *
Hockney - 70s LA buildings

cf Patti Smith, Frida Kahlo

GOK exhibition at Irish Museum of Modern Art, Kilmainham, Dublin

Georgia O’Keeffe: Nature and Abstraction

Nature and Abstraction is a survey of the extraordinary career of the legendary American artist Georgia O’Keeffe.  The exhibition comprises some 30 works ranging from 1918 to 1977 and deals with the central concern of her work – the transformation of nature into abstraction. It includes examples of all her main areas of interest, landscape paintings, flower studies and abstract works. 
February-May 2007

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