My Visit At Heckscher Museum Of Art Essay

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History of Art During my visit at Heckscher Museum of Art in Huntington, I came across several modern and contemporary artists. At the time of my visit the museum displayed different pieces created by women artists, they called this, “You Go Girl!” exhibit. While viewing these works I viewed different artists with different pieces but similar themes. Each artist used their art to convey issues or their feelings using different techniques.
One artist was Georgia O’Keeffe. Georgia O’Keeffe is a 20th century artist who is best known for her flower canvases and southwestern landscapes. O’Keeffe studied art at the Art Institute of Chicago and in the 1900 studied with William Merritt Chase in New York as a member of the Art Students League. She was given her first gallery show in 1916 by Stieglitz; who later became her husband. Stieglitz identified her as one of the first female American modernist (About Georgia O’Keeffe, 2016). She remained grounded in representation while pushing to the limits. She was one of the few artists during this time to adhere to representation. Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986), created this painting called Machu Picchu in 1956 while visiting in Peru. This painting is watercolor on paper and is 9 x 11-7/8 inches. She spent two months in Peru in the spring of 1956. O’Keeffe’s expressed her visit through this painting. In her words she stated, “I’ve never seen nature so absolutely terrifying. The mountains shrouded in evil, gray mist,…

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