• Making Modernism   Catalogue

Making Modernism Catalogue

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O'Keeffe, Preston and Cossington Smith: Making Modernism Exhibition Catalogue


Making Modernism brings together for the first time the iconic art of Georgia O'Keeffe, one of America's most significant painters of the twentieth century, alongside modernist masterpieces by pioneering Australian artists, Margaret Preston and Grace Cossington Smith.

Though they developed highly individual styles, the artists are connected by their choice of subject, experimentation with light, colour and form, and their commitment to presenting alternative ways of seeing the world. As well as creatively reinventing the still life, each developed a distinct interpretation of place, and in so doing established new means of expressing something of the culture of their respective nations in the twentieth century.

Presented in partnership with the Georgia OKeeffe Museum, Santa Fe, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, and Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane.

Essay contributions by Lesley Harding, Carolyn Kastner and Denise Mimmocchi

Published in 2016 by Art Gallery of New South Wales and Heide Museum of Modern Art

ISBN: 9781921339537 (paperback), 207 pp