during this e-book, Nancy J. Scott attracts on huge sources—including lots of O’Keeffe’s letters—to provide a delicate and incisive exam of her groundbreaking works, their evolution, and the way their reception has been stuck in conflicts among O’Keeffe’s internal self and public personality. Following the younger artist as her path-breaking, summary charcoal landscapes stuck the eye of gallery impresario Stieglitz, Scott tells the tale in their partnership, of Stieglitz’s nudes, and the improvement of O’Keeffe’s early acceptance as a sexually encouraged, Freudian-minded artist. Scott explores the self sustaining expression that O’Keeffe solid against the interpretations of her summary paintings and the hybrid area that O’Keeffe’s works got here to inhabit. eventually, she combined the summary with the true in interpretations of plants, bones, shells, rocks, and landscapes, which might turn into her hallmark subjects.
distinctive to this biography is the inclusion of her letters—which have just recently been made to be had. They express that her phrases might be simply as revelatory as her work, they usually supply the intimate voice of an artist alive in an period of significant inventive improvement. the result's a succinct but entire account of 1 of the main prolific and critical artists of the 20 th century.