Description - Georgia O'Keeffe by Theresa Papanikolas
This book explores Georgia O'Keeffe's love for Hawaii through more than 15 paintings inspired by the beautiful landscape. In 1939, Georgia O'Keeffe, who at 51 was among the most famous artists in the United States, accepted a commission from the Hawaiian Pineapple Company to produce two paintings for advertising campaigns. Her nine-week trip to Hawaii resulted in more than 20 paintings, which reveal that O'Keeffe - most commonly associated with the stark deserts of New Mexico - was profoundly inspired by what she saw and experienced on the lush, tropical Hawaiian Islands. The exhibition Georgia O'Keeffe: Visions of Hawai'i, and this accompanying volume, explores this little-known chapter in the artist's career. Glowing with color and feeling, these paintings demonstrate O'Keeffe's unique ability to make any place she happened to be in her own, and this groundbreaking volume offers a unique perspective by foregrounding the ecological complexity of the Hawaiian Islands - one of the most biologically diverse places on Earth - that is hidden behind O'Keeffe's depictions. AUTHOR: Theresa Papanikolas is Deputy Director of Art and Programs and Curator of European and American Art at the Honolulu Museum of Art. SELLING POINTS: Artist: Georgia O'Keeffe is one of America's most popular painters. She was a pioneer of American modernism. She is known for her smooth, flowing, and precise painterly style, and her depictions of flowers, bones, cityscapes, and landscape - primarily of the American Southwest, where she lived and worked for much of her life. Topic: The book explore the artist's immersion in the Hawaiian Islands in 1939 and her paintings created during a three-month sojourn commissioned by the Hawaiian Pineapple Company (now Dole). Illustrations: Includes 100 colour illustrations, among which are archival material (Dole advertisements) and more than 15 O'Keeffe Paintings not seen together in New York since their 1940 debut.
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Author Biography - Theresa Papanikolas
THERESA PAPANIKOLAS is Deputy Director of Art and Programs and Curator of European and American Art at the Honolulu Museum of Art.
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