The Art Gallery of Ontario will be running a comprehensive look at the work of pioneering American painter Georgia O'keefe with over 100 works of art on display by one of the most influential and successful modernists of the 20th century
O'keefe lived from 1887-1986 and so one can say that she lived through and emerged triumphant from some of the most tumultuous years in art history. For some, it will come as a surprise to know that an artist who would be described today as representational or realistic started out experimenting with abstraction.
The exhibition will chart the flow of her career from her early abstract work and will contain charcoals, watercolours and oils and investigate the relationship of form to landscape, music, colour and composition and her interest in synaesthesia which some see as interpreting music as colour.
There will also be portraits, nude and otherwise taken by her husband, the distinguished photographer and art dealer Alfred Stieglitz. As well as charting her development the show will also look at how modernist photography influenced her work and she interpreted the New Mexico landscape she fell in love with.
Georgia O'keefe runs from April 22 to July 30, 2017.