Georgia O'Keeffe: Color and Conservation

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Januar 2006



Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-"1986) has become one of America's best-known artists. This book, which accompanies an exhibition of the same name, centers on O'Keeffe's efforts to ensure proper conservation of the fragile surfaces of her paintings of bones, flowers, and landscapes. Based on previously unpublished correspondence between O'Keeffe and distinguished conservator Caroline Keck, this catalogue from the Mississippi Museum of Art presents entirely new information about the relationship between O'Keeffe's aesthetic vision and her distinctive handling of paint and pastel. O'Keeffe's use of color has long been regarded as a source of the great emotional power that animates her abstract renderings of natural forms. But little was known about her techniques, because she surrounded her studio practices with a wall of secrecy. Her correspondence with Keck reveals that she was surprisingly traditional, sometimes making her own color chips and pastel sticks and even at times grinding her own pigments. The essays in


Sarah Whitaker Peters, Georgia O'Keeffe: Color and Conservation; Dale Kronkright, Painter and Conservator: A Collaboration; Judith C. Walsh, Pastel, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Conservation; The exhibition Georgia O'Keeffe: Color and Conservation is on view at the Mississippi Museum of Art February 4-May 29, 2006. It will then travel to the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico, June 16-September 10, 2006, and to the Memorial Art Gallery at the University of Rochester, September 30-December 31, 2006.


Rene Paul Barilleaux is Curator of Art after 1945 at the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas, and former Director for Programs at the Mississippi Museum of Art. In 2003, he curated Passionate Observer: Photographs by Eudora Welty at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C.


"When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it's your world for the moment. I want to give that world to someone else. Most people in the city rush around so, they have no time to look at a flower. I want them to see it whether they want to or not."
EAN: 9781887422116
ISBN: 1887422110
Untertitel: 'Annie Laurie Swaim Hearin Memo'. New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 2006
Seitenanzahl: 168 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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