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Adobe houses and desert landscapes
Wednesday 10 October 2018

Famouse American artist Georgia O'Keeffe was the subject of a lecture given at a meeting of the Arts Society Appleby-in-Westmorland this month.

Distinguished artist Lydia Bauman, who is originally from Poland, was the speaker. The talk was entitled "Looking for Georgia - my travels in Northern New Mexico in the Footsteps of Georgia O'Keeffe.

Best known for her paintings of enlarged flowers, New York skyscrapers and New Mexico landscapes, O'Keeffe has often been recognised as the "mother of American modernism".

Born in 1887 in Wisconsin to a farming family, O'Keeffe went to New Mexico anbd lived there for the rest of her life.

In 2016, London's Tate Modern held a commemorative exhibition which inspired Bauman to go to New Mexico. She wanted to paint the same landscapes O'Keeffe had painted - but in her own style.

While O'Keeffe's work is smooth and such as sand and pine needles to give texture to her surfaces. It was fascinating for those in attendance at the meeting to see two works of the same landscape, with these individual styles.

Bauman went first to Sante Fe, then drove to Taos and Abiquiu, places where O'Keeffe had lived and worked. In Abiquiui known as Georgia O'Keeffe county, she visited the artist's house and studio. From Abiquiui, the house looks over to Mesa Padernal - a mountain O'Keeffe painted 28 times and where her ashes were scattered following her death at Santa Fe in 1986.

The excellent lecture was supported by stunning pictures of New Mexico's adobe houses and desert landscapes.