I recently learned of a unique exhibit of 18 pieces of Georgia O'Keeffe's work and 60 photographs of her and her life. The art exhibit runs through September 7, 2008 at the Portland Museum of Art in Portland, Maine.
"For the first time, the exhibition pairs paintings and photographs to establish two opposing public images of the artist. Georgia O'Keeffe and the Camera includes works by famous photographers such as Ansel Adams, Alfred Stieglitz, Eliot Porter, Todd Webb, and Arnold Newman. The exhibition will also include examples of O'Keeffe's paintings and works on paper that mark major moments in the development of her art"*
If you live in the area or are looking for a last minute Labor Day vacation, I encourage you to check out this exhibit.
O'Keeffe was both the artist and the subject of art. This exhibit shows how both roles fortified her career.
Looking for more?
Another FaMiss article about O’Keeffe: Changing Our Dreams into What We Do: Georgia O’Keeffe vs. Sylvia Plath
Podcast that tells about the theme of the exhibition: Georgia O’Keeffe, An Overview – introduces the idea of how photography help promote her painting career. http://www.portlandmuseum.org/Content/3009.shtml
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