Many artists have a distinctive way in photographing the outdoors, and one of those artists is Georgia O’ Keeffe (1887-1986). And this Saturday, the DeYoung Museum in San Francisco is set to present a chapter in the artist’s career.
The exhibition titled Modern Nature: Georgia O’Keeffe and Lake George, is the first one ever to examine the work of the artist, based on experiences of her stay at the lake located south of New York’s Adirondack Mountains, and nicknamed “Queen of American Lakes”. During her sixteen year stay at the 36-acre estate of photographer Alfred Stieglitz, she created over two hundred paintings on canvas and paper, as well as sketches and pastels. This exhibition feature 55 of these works, all of which were drawn from public and private collections. Each featured work explores the produced works of everything from magnified botanical compositions from flowers and vegetables grown in her garden, to abstracted paintings of the weathered barns and buildings on Stieglitz’s property.
Among the feature works in the exhibition includes 1930’s Jack-in-the-Pulpit No. 2, 1922’s Starlight Night, Lake George (which almost resembles Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry Night, except with the swirly brushstrokes and city landscapes), and 1926’s Lake George Barns. Billed as a special exhibition at the DeYoung, tickets start to $26 for adults Tuesday through Friday, and $29 for Saturday, Sundays and Holidays. Modern Nature runs until May 11th. Log on to famsf.deyoung.edu for more information.