July 15, 2008
by Andrew

Georgia O'Keeffe and the Women of the Stieglitz Circle

SDMA | 7/15/2008

 It's Free Tuesday for the San Diego Museum of Art, so Zack and I headed out to Balboa Park to check out the Georgia O'Keeffe exhibit.  Her work is soft and brilliant.  I've heard it lauded as thoroughly feminine because of the soft lines and colors she uses, but as I look, I see a deep masculinity.  The images are often over-sized, spilling past the edges of the canvas, and many have a heavy, imposing quality to them.  I am enthralled, and glad to see it proved that femininity and masculinity are so often coexistent - even when the work so often resembles something so intimately female.

Here's the description of the show from the flyer:

At the beginning of the 20th century, a group of extraordinary women defined artistic modernism through their affiliation with renowned photographer Alfred Stieglitz.  These women paved the way for iconic artist Georgia O'Keeffe.  See more than 80 works by O'Keeffe and the women of Stieglitz's circle - Gertrude Kasebier, Pamela Colman Smith, Anne Brigman, Georgia Engelhard, and Katharine Nash Rhoades.  SDMA is the only West Coast venue for this visually spectacular exhibition.

The show runs until September 28, 2008

Museum Hours:
Tuesday - Sunday, 10am - 6pm
Thursday, 10am - 9pm


Tags: Art, georgia o'keeffe, balboa park, sdma

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