9.10.09

artists #5 & #6: kandinsky & o'keeffe, revisited

kandinsky's picture with a circle

thanks to my near-instant new twitter addiction (as if I needed another internet fixation) I have been pleasantly kept abreast of all the interesting things I need to take advatage of in this amazing city of mine. nyc is absolutely teeming with all kinds of fantastic concerts/events/exhibits/you-name-it that I sometimes can barely keep track of. thankfully, tho, following @guggenheim on twitter has reminded me of two fantastic exhibits going on simultaneously at their own museum and at the whitney. I will not procrastinate until they close in january to see like I did with the guggenheim's 50th anniversary exhibit on frank lloyd wright, which I inadvertantly missed (for shame.)

where wassily kandinsky is known almost entirely for his unique abstract perspective in his work, georgia o'keeffe is generally remembered quite differently, which is what makes the whitney's exhibit of her largely unknown, modernist work so intriguing. time magazine's article, the worlds within, on the two coinciding exhibits was both a great reminder and impetus to check them out, revealing some interesting insight into each artist's modernist inspirations and ventures. perhaps I'll make it to at least one this weekend?


kandinsky

blue mountain

composition 8 - perhaps the most stylistically familiar of his pieces here

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o'keeffe
(I love this photo of her. I had no idea she was also the subject of a nude photo exhibit done by her huband? perhaps that may lead to a later post.....)

early abstraction - is it me or is this not so much abstract as evocative of the neck of a stringed instrument? music was evidently a muse of hers (see title below)

Music, Pink and Blue No. 2 - definitely a precursor to her feminine florals

Black Door with Red - perhaps the least expected by o'keeffe of her pieces here

I can't wait to experience them all in person!

10 comments:

  1. Who'd've thought Ms. O' Keeffe was the subject for a nude exhibit? Certainly not I! I love Georgia O' Keeffe's work... so inspirational and magical...

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  2. I did not know that about O'Keffe...I have just barely grazed the surface in knowing things about artists. So I have you to thank for this little tidbit!

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  3. Thanks for posting this! I'd totally forgotten about O'Keefe! Its been years since I've used her as a reference in a piece...

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  4. so inspiring, i love it. Thank you!

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  5. Thank you for sharing these images, feeling very inspired!

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  6. Her husband's exhibit of her nudes came to the MOFA in Boston...I felt so lucky to see it!

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  8. wonderful post!
    Would love to visit O'Keeffe museum & old house one day!

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