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What's Behind The Distinctive Art Of Georgia O'Keeffe?

Sep 18, 2015

A new exhibit in Santa Fe is attempting to tease out the qualities that make Georgia O'Keeffe's work instantly recognizable.  "O'Keeffe in Process," on view through January 17, 2016 at the New Mexico Museum of Art, looks at the artist's emphasis on color, line and form, and the techniques she used to achieve those elements. 

Curator Carmen Vendelin says she has used the 36 paintings in the exhibit to help visitors see clearly O'Keeffe's choices and ideas.

"O'Keeffe in Process" is part of "The Fall of Modernism," a Santa Fe-wide collaboration this fall exploring the Modernist art movement in America.   In this longer version of the interview, Carmen Vendelin explains the basic elements that distinguish that movement and why Georgia O'Keeffe is considered such an important American Modernist.