July 14, 2011

Rainy Denver and Santa Fe Georgia O'Keefe Museum

393 miles

We made it to Denver last night. Here is a night shot of the city taken from the Highlands with my iPhone.

But I forgot to write about the Georgia O'Keefe Museum yesterday. We visited the museum in Santa Fe.  There happen to be an interesting exhibit titled, "Shared Intelligence: American Painting and the Photograph." The show included many paintings that were garnered from photographs. Andy Warhol, Thomas Eakins, and David Hockney all had images in the show to illustrate this point.

The museum showed two films: a succinct video on O'Keefe and another about the special exhibition. The artists in the film or their historians explained that (in some cases) they projected their photographs on to the canvas and painted from the projection.

1 comment:

Lee Pierce said...

Glad you made it safely! Ah, there's one museum I'd love to visit...