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Georgia O’Keeffe, Photographing Nature


From 3 July to six November 2022, the Denver Art Museum presents an exhibition devoted to Georgia O’Keeffe‘s work as a photographer.

Source: Denver Art Museum · Image: Georgia O’Keeffe, Jimsonweed (Datura stramonium), 1964–68, black-and-white Polaroid, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe. © Georgia O’Keeffe Museum.

“Georgia O’Keeffe, Photographer” brings collectively some 100 pictures by O’Keeffe, recognised as one of many main figures in twentieth century American portray. Throughout her lengthy profession, O’Keeffe was significantly drawn to depicting flowers, works for which she is particularly well-known and appreciated, to the extent that her “Jimson Weed/White Flower No. 1“ was sold for $44.4 million in 2014, being acquired by Alice Walton for the Crystal Bridges Museum. But along with being a painter, O’Keeffe was additionally a famous photographer, all in favour of images’s capability to seize the altering and generally ephemeral results of nature.

In a press launch, the Denver Art Museum explains that “O’Keeffe’s artistry has inspired volumes of scholarly analysis, exhibitions and portraiture. This exhibition finally sheds light on her work as a photographer. O’Keeffe focused on her mastery of painting for decades, but also was very fond of expressing her unique perspective through other mediums, such as photography. Her creative identity and singular artistry were well established by the time she focused on her photography in the mid-1950s, showing the artist’s ongoing fascination with the cycles and transformations of nature.”

The exhibition, the DMA notes, is organised “by the key tenets of O’Keeffe’s photography: reframing, the rendering of light and seasonal change, revealing the ways she used photography as part of her unique and encompassing artistic vision.”



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