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Author: Georgia O'KeeffeJonathan StuhlmanBarbara Buhler LynesNorton Museum of Art.Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.All authors
Publisher: West Palm Beach, Fla. : Norton Museum of Art ; New York : Hudson Hills Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
Exhibitions
Expositions
Named Person: Georgia O'Keeffe; Georgia O'Keeffe; Georgia O'Keeffe
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Georgia O'Keeffe; Jonathan Stuhlman; Barbara Buhler Lynes; Norton Museum of Art.; Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.; Minneapolis Institute of Arts.
ISBN: 9780943411491 0943411491
OCLC Number: 74569415
Notes: Published in connection with an exhibition held at the Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe, and Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 2007-2008.
Description: 134 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
Contents: Foreword --
Acknowledgments --
Circling around abstraction --
Georgia O'Keeffe : identity and place --
Plates --
List of plates.
Responsibility: essays by Jonathan Stuhlman and Barbara Buhler Lynes.
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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.

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