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Andrew and I went to the AGO last night for the new Georgia O'Keeffe show. I am always pleasantly surprised when I get the chance to see a well known artist who I don't know well and find that in fact there is a lot more to their work than what they're best known for.
|Jimson Weed, 1932|
The flowers are the images of O'Keeffe's that everyone knows but with good reason. This is a stunning painting and in person it draws you in and casts a spell.
But I was not familiar with some of O'Keeffe's more abstract work. I stood in front of Blue for a long while getting lost in the depth and wishing I could dive straight in.
|Pelvis III, 1944|
I knew O'Keeffe got into painting skulls but I was less aware of her series of sky views through pelvis bones. I love the mystery and anticipation of this shift in perspective.
|Lake George, 1922|
O'Keeffe's early work was much more traditionally figurative, but no less captivating. This piece is in the collection of SF MOMA which was a extra little joy.
|Lake George Barns, 1926|
I'm a sucker for old barns, I guess O'Keeffe was too cause she painted them a lot.
|East River From the 30th Story of the Shelton Hotel, 1928|
I would not have picked this painting out of a line-up as a Georgia O'Keeffe. But it is, and it's lovely.