When Georgia O’Keeffe first visited New Mexico in 1917, she used to be right away attracted to the stark great thing about its bizarre architectural and panorama paperwork. In 1929, she started spending a part of virtually yearly portray there, first in Taos, and due to this fact in and round Alcalde, Abiquiu, and Ghost Ranch, with occasional tours to far flung web sites she discovered in particular compelling. Georgia O’Keeffe and New Mexico is the primary guide to investigate the artist’s well-known depictions of those Southwestern landscapes.

Fantastically illustrated and gracefully written, the guide accompanies an exhibition of the similar identify on the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico. It reproduces the exhibition’s 50 art work and comprises hanging images of the web sites that impressed them in addition to diagrams of the area’s unique geology. The guide examines the elegance of O’Keeffe’s paintings via essays through 3 referred to authors. Barbara Buhler Lynes, Curator of the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum and organizer of the exhibition, discusses the connection of the artist’s art work to the puts that impressed her.

Frederick Turner gives an illuminating essay contrasting O’Keeffe’s fabled aloofness from the neatly-based Artwork colony in Santa Fe along with her severe closeness to the native panorama she so fiercely cherished. Lesley Poling-Kempes furnishes an enchanting chronicle of O’Keeffe’s years within the area in addition to an invaluable rationalization of the geological forces that produced the serious colours and dramatic shapes of the landscapes O’Keeffe painted.


Georgia O’Keeffe Museum

Santa Fe, New Mexico
June eleven-September 12, 2004

Columbus Museum of Art

Columbus, Ohio
October 1, 2004-January 16, 2005

Albright-Knox Artwork Gallery

Buffalo, New York
January 28-Would possibly 08, 2005