Modernism and the Feminine Voice: O Keeffe and the Women of the Stieglitz Circle Kathleen Pyne

ISBN: 9780520937970

Published: February 10th 2007

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378 pages


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Modernism and the Feminine Voice: O Keeffe and the Women of the Stieglitz Circle  by  Kathleen Pyne

Modernism and the Feminine Voice: O Keeffe and the Women of the Stieglitz Circle by Kathleen Pyne
February 10th 2007 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 378 pages | ISBN: 9780520937970 | 8.46 Mb

This opulently illustrated book reveals how Alfred Stieglitzs search for a pure, essential woman in art led him to several women before his vision found ultimate expression in Georgia O Keeffe, whom Stieglitz portrayed as the shining, liberatedMoreThis opulently illustrated book reveals how Alfred Stieglitzs search for a pure, essential woman in art led him to several women before his vision found ultimate expression in Georgia O Keeffe, whom Stieglitz portrayed as the shining, liberated feminine figure of his movement.

Modernism and the Feminine Voice explores a group of extraordinary women who developed their voices through an affiliation with the Stieglitz circle Gertrude Kasebier, Pamela Colman Smith, Anne Brigman, and Katharine Nash Rhoades and shows how these artists helped define the woman modernist through their lives and their individual photographs and paintings. Profoundly revising Stieglitzs story of the woman modernist as embodied in the person and imagery of Georgia OKeeffe, this pioneering book demonstrates that O Keeffe was one voice among several which deserve recognition as the vanguard of American modernism.

Kathleen Pyne adds fascinating but overlooked material to the history of modernism in New York with this book, which accompanies a major exhibition of the artists works. In contrast to previous views of OKeeffes self-identity as that of either a forceful, hard-working professional or a strong, erotically charged woman, Pyne posits a new theory, that OKeeffe had a secret self-identity that was indebted to Stieglitzs notion of the feminine voice as intuitive and childlike yet resistant to his eroticizing. While Stieglitz succeeded in canonizing OKeeffe as the lone woman artist of modernism in New York, he based his image of OKeeffe as the ideal woman on the contributions of the earlier women photographers and painters explored here.

With abundant illustrations and detailed discussions of each artists work, this engrossing book argues convincingly that OKeeffe was not the only woman artist in the Stieglitz circle worthy of our contemplation.



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