Georgia O’Keeffe⁣ Mountain at Bear Lake - Taos⁣ 1930⁣ “Bear

Georgia O’Keeffe⁣ Mountain at Bear Lake - Taos⁣ 1930⁣ “Bear

9/4/2021, 12:20:01 PM
Georgia O’Keeffe⁣ Mountain at Bear Lake - Taos⁣ 1930⁣ “Bear Lake is located in an area north of Taos on Taos Pueblo land. It is a sacred site to the Taos Indians, not accessible to the public. This painting was apparently exhibited only once, at An American Place, the gallery Alfred Stieglitz opened in 1929, and the painting remained in her possession. That O’Keeffe considered it a significant work is indicated by the star that she penciled on the backing board.1⁣ The mountain at Bear Lake that dominates the painting is composed parallel to the picture plane and cropped at the sides, decisions that decrease the appearance of deep space while increasing the static dominance of the mountain. The timeless feeling thus achieved is reinforced by O’Keeffe’s decision to lessen the three-dimensionality of the mountain by eliminating smaller geological details and limiting modeling to a few carefully chosen features, such as the irregular folds of mountain walls in the right half of the painting. The startling colors of New Mexico deeply impressed O’Keeffe. Here the rich purple mountainside, accented with gray patches, is seen in shifting half lights.”⁣ 🏛 (The White House)⁣ #paintings #painting #artlovers #famousartists #famousart #artlegends #masterpieceart #artmasterpieces #thearts #everythingart #arteverything #artislife #fineart #arthistorian #arthistorynerd #arthistory #historyofart #kunst #arte #artonig #konst #georgiaokeeffe #okeeffe #modernart #20thcenturyart #whitehouseart #motherofmodernism #georgiaonmymind #taosnewmexico #mountainatbearlake

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