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Intelligence Georgia O’Keeffe at the Tate Modern

Famous for her compelling paintings of the American landscape, this magnificent exhibition at the Tate Modern brings together a hundred of Georigia O'Keeffe's most famous and provocative works. Spanning a sixty year career, we witness the changes in her works from the early abstraction to the later more figurative paintings, not to miss the extraordinary flower paintings for which she is especially famous for.

Jimson Weed, White Flower No.1 (the most expensive painting by a female artist ever to be sold at an auction), is a beautiful example of the plethora of paintings that are included in this exhibition and an example of O’Keeffe’s interest in the similarity between flowers and the female body.

‘Nobody sees a flower – really – it is so small – we haven’t time – and to see takes time…So I said to myself – I’ll paint what I see.’

The exhibition also includes several photographic portraits of O’Keeffe taken by her husband/photographer Alfred Stieglitz. A summer exhibition not to be missed!

Thumbnail Credit: Georgia O’Keeffe 1887-1986 Jimson Weed/White Flower No. 1 1932 Oil paint on canvas 48 x 40 inches Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Arkansas, USA Photography by Edward C. Robison III © 2016 Georgia O'Keeffe Museum/DACS, London

OKeeffe-2 Image Credit: Georgia O’Keeffe 1887-1986 My Front Yard, Summer 1941, Oil paint on canvas 509 x 765 mm Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Gift of The Georgia O’Keeffe Foundation © 2016 Georgia O'Keeffe Museum/DACS, London OKeeffe-3 Image Credit: Georgia O’Keeffe 1887-1986 Oriental Poppies 1927, Oil paint on canvas 762 x 1016 mm Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis © 2016 Georgia O'Keeffe Museum/ DACS, London OKeeffe-4 Image Credit: Ansel Adams 1902-1984 Georgia O’Keeffe in the Southwest 1937 Photograph, gelatin silver print on paper 297 x 187 mm Collection Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona: Ansel Adams Archive © The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust OKeeffe-5 Image Credit: Georgia O’Keeffe 1887-1986 White Iris 1930 Oil paint on canvas 1016 x 762 mm Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Gift of Mr and Mrs Bruce C. Gottwald © 2016 Georgia O'Keeffe Museum/DACS, London

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