Georgia O'Keeffe / John Loengard

Georgia O'Keeffe / John Loengard

Paintings & Photographs : A Visit to Abiquiu and Ghost Ranch

Book - 2016
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In June 1966, photographer John Loengard was asked by Life magazine to photograph Georgia OKeeffe in New Mexico, where she had been living since the late 1930s. Georgia OKeeffe was 79 years old at the time, Loengard was 32, and for three days he observed and photographed the private life of this pioneer artist who virtually redefined American painting. For this unique book, we selected almost fifty of the finest black-and-white pictures Loengard took of the grand, solitary woman in the desert, and juxtaposed them with selected paintings of hers. They record the course of a day in the life of Georgia OKeeffe from sunrise to sunset, developing their own quiet, mysterious effect. It becomes clear how much the austere poetry of the landscape corresponded to the artists own self-created world and how her artistic imagination was kindled by bleached bones and an infinite desert.
Publisher: München : Schirmer/Mosel, [2016]
ISBN: 9783829607865
Characteristics: 79 pages : illustrations, portraits (some color) ; 25 cm


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