RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 74569415 LA English T1 Georgia O'Keeffe : circling around abstraction A1 O'Keeffe, Georgia,, Stuhlman, Jonathan., Lynes, Barbara Buhler,, Norton Museum of Art., Georgia O'Keeffe Museum., Minneapolis Institute of Arts., PB Norton Museum of Art ; Hudson Hills Press PP West Palm Beach, Fla.; New York YR 2007 SN 9780943411491 0943411491 AB From the Publisher: One of America's most innovative and popular artists, Georgia O'Keeffe is rightfully celebrated as a pioneer who worked in her own style and on her own terms. Perhaps O'Keeffe's most significant contribution to art history was her unique approach to abstraction. From her groundbreaking charcoal drawings of 1915 to her final paintings from the 1970s over the course of a career spanning more than seven decades Georgia O'Keeffe consistently incorporated swirling circular forms into her compositions. Her innovative use of this motif as a means of abstraction stands in contrast to the strategies adopted by many of her peers, which tended to be Cubist-based, using straight lines and angles rather than curves and circles. Using the circle and its kin-the ellipse, the oval, the spiral, and the arcing line-O'Keeffe explored the shifting terrain between abstraction and representation, sometimes calling upon them forms to represent a mood, a reaction to a sensation, or the spiritual essence of a subject.