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Georgia O'Keeffe

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Jeff Scott, Nov 19, 2018.


  1. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru.......... Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2006
  2. I'll probably stay home and watch porn.
     
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  3. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru.......... Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2006
    I can do that anytime...
     
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  4. If Mom was still around she’d probably go.
    And make me drive, but that’s OK.
    She was Mom’s favorite.
     
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  5. FunkySpoo

    FunkySpoo Supporting Member

    Feb 6, 2002
    Sounds like a good show. Hard to go wrong with O'keffe. It's kind of a safe way to have a show that some may consider risky.
    Anyway, not to change the subject but I thought I'd put this here since the title of this thread might attract art lovers. I'm a photographer at The National Gallery of Art and we have been on a decade long project to photograph and make available, for free, "open access" images of our collection. You can search and download any image we have and use for any reason.
    We decided to do this a while ago. Before then we used to reject image requests that didn't meet our ivory tower definition of proper use. But then people would find images on the net or scan them out of books and use them anyway without much regard to quality standards.
    So what you get now are digital images that match the artwork as closely as possible. Assuming your monitor is calibrated and you're viewing the image in a proper viewing environment. LOL.
    Anyway, sorry for the long sidetrack. The images are available at National Gallery of Art | NGA Images
    Again, for free, your taxes have already paid for them and you don't even need to sign up and sign in and remember yet another password and all that.
     
  6. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru.......... Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2006
    Great to read this, although, how do you deal with photographs that are still © protected, such as those from the Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust (I assume, perhaps incorrectly, you may have some in the collection)?

    I have never considered any of Georgia's work to bee too risqué, but than, I am probably more open minded about a lot of things than some others (see above post from shadowtippy equating her paintings with porn).
     
  7. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
    Minneapolis
    I've made a lifelong vow to never cross the border into Indiana or Ohio again in my life, but that sounds like a very cool show!
     
  8. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru.......... Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2006
    I hope it will be a good show; the last time I we saw a major retrospective of her work was at LACMA a few decades ago.
     
  9. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
    Minneapolis
    I don't know why, but this has always spoken to me:

    rams-head.
     
  10. FunkySpoo

    FunkySpoo Supporting Member

    Feb 6, 2002
    We have a few. We photograph everything, eventually, and publish. We have over 100,000 works on paper alone. The rights are taken care of through our Rights/Reproduction/Publication department. If we own the "rights" to the object then no problem. If not we have to contact the current "rights" owner for permission. Usually not a problem if the image is being used by other museums, cultural heritage organizations, authors or educational institutions for publication or research or the catalog for an upcoming show.
     
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  11. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru.......... Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2006
    I saw that tonight! :) Looks a lot better in the paint. :D Actually, there was a lot of her work at the exhibit that I don't recall ever seeing before.

    The exhibit was not what I was expecting, which was a show of her paintings, like the show we saw at LACMA in when we lived in L.A. in the '80s. This show was far more innovative and reflected everything about her life. Not only her own work, which included a couple of bronze sculptures (I didn’t know he did sculpture), it included what she wore (she was an excellent seamstress), along with work by related artists like Alexander Calder, Ansel Adams, Arnold Newman, Alfred Stieglitz, Don Worth, Laura Gilpin, Philippe Halsman, and other well know photographers. There were photographs of her and next to them was the dress, or hat, etc. that she had worn in those photographs. Very cool! Some video clips, of her and Alfred together in NY, Georgia in her NM studio, or collecting bones from the desert, etc.

    Highly recommended for anyone interested in a true innovator, in more ways than just her art.
     
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  12. FunkySpoo

    FunkySpoo Supporting Member

    Feb 6, 2002
    We have thousands of Stieglitz contact sheets in our collection. O'Keefe was a subject in many of those.
     
  13. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
    Minneapolis
    She was a genius, and a visionary. People are all, "oh that lady who did paintings of flowers," but her art had a point of view, as did she. I hope you enjoyed yourself, but it sounds like you did.
     
  14. ElectroVibe

    ElectroVibe

    Mar 2, 2013
    I always get her confused with Andrew Wyeth.
     
  15. mapleglo

    mapleglo Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2013
    phoenix, az
    I have a book of some of her stuff.

    Georgia.

    okeefe.

    I've been a fan for quite some time. Though I seriously doubt we'll be going up to Cleveland to see the show, especially this time of year. If it comes to Phoenix, sure!
     
  16. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru.......... Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2006
    The Georgia O'Keefe Museum is in Santa Fe. That's a bit closer to you and you don't have to deal with nasty weather, just the occasional sand storm. Many of the exhibit items came from there.

    Sand Storm in Phoenix.
     
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  17. mapleglo

    mapleglo Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2013
    phoenix, az
    The reports of sandstorms are overblown :p

    We'll have to check out the NM Museum, thanks!
     
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  18. I paint and have been a big fan for decades. Several of her paintings in Ft Worth. Beautiful brush work.

    Her paintings of flowers remind me of somethng....but I can't put my finger on it.

    Her lifestory is amazing and worth a quick wikipeek.
     
  19. The Santa Fe is over rated and overpriced. Many of her works were out on loan last time I got museum raped there. In Santa Fee tour the commercial galleries for free. Albuquerque has much better collection of SW art. The Amon Carter in FW has good GOK collection and lots more SW andWestern art.
     
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  20. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    Thank you. One of the most annoying things when viewing images of paintings online, or even in books, is how disparate their representations can be. Color and value can be all over the place- it’s to the point where the only way you really know what a piece looks like it to see it in person (or buy the expensive slides). More museums should take that approach.
     
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