I have just returned from visiting the Georgia O’Keefe exhibition at Tate Modern – Wow, what an amazing and breath-taking show!
The exhibition comprised 13 rooms and focused on key chapters in O’Keefe’s artistic career. The viewer got a sense of how prolific an artist she was. In each room there was an introductionary paragraph on the particular chapter the room focused on and a generous selection of artworks that conveyed these ideas. There were also more detailed descriptions that accompanied key works.
Another interesting feature of the show was that, as well as celebrating the talents of such an accomplished artist, it also sought to dispel and possibly challenge ideas associated with her as an artist and what her work stands for:
‘When people read erotic symbols into my paintings, they’re really talking about their own affairs’ (Georgia O’Keefe).
Below is a selection of artworks from the Hornshaw Gallery that convey similar qualities to works by Georgia O’Keefe from the exhibition:
The Early Years and ‘291’: ‘Stellar’ by Grace Aza-Sellinger - £350.00
Abstraction and the Senses: ‘Deep Waters’ by Wendy Hyde - £950.00
Cityscapes: ‘Fish shed 1, Aldeburgh, Suffolk’ by Tom Cringle - £350.00
Lake George: ‘Green Fields by the Sea’ by Barry Andrews - £85.00
Flowers and Still Lifes: ‘Pink Bird’ by Daisy Clarke - £200.00
New Mexico: Taos and Alcalde: From the Faraway, Nearby: The Skull Paintings: ‘Helen II’ by Miguel Sopena - £300.00
For further information on the artwork featured, please contact the Hornshaw Gallery:
Telephone: 020 7175 1579