Georgia O’Keeffe at the Pompidou Centre
From 8 September to 6 December 2021
Georgia O’Keeffe is a key figure in North American art, perhaps best known for her emblematic large-scale and precisely executed flower paintings. Her work, spanning much of the twentieth century, is by no means limited to these series, however. The Centre Pompidou devotes a major retrospective – the first in France – to this major artist, in a tribute to her scope and influence.
A visionary artist, seen by many as a pioneer of feminist art, Georgia O’Keeffe’s trajectory took her from Wisconsin, where she was born in 1887, to New Mexico where she died in 1986. The eminent New York photographer and art dealer Alfred Stieglitz was quick to recognise her talent in the 1910s. O’Keeffe was not one to remain confined to the role of muse, however. Fiercely independent, she followed her own path and became a key figure in the American art world.
Georgia O’Keeffe cannot be classified as belonging to a single movement. She explored currents ranging from figurative art to abstraction, modernism and primitivism. Her keen observation and sense of detail are however a constant in her work, whether in her close-up, large-scale flower paintings or her hypnotic landscapes. She left a legacy of more than 900 paintings, and pursued her uncompromisingly bold artistic activity until the age of 98.
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The Centre Pompidou, centre of art and culture
Less than forty years old, but already an icon! Opened in 1977, the Centre Pompidou, often referred to as Beaubourg by Parisians, has become one of the liveliest and most visited attractions in the city. It’s a museum of course, but also a library, a place full of life, and with its multicoloured exterior designed by Renzo Piano, a unique monument in the heart of Paris. Six floors, unusual architecture and a view of the whole of Paris, which visitors love.
With nearly 100,000 works to its name, the Centre Pompidou displays impressive artistic heritage with masterpieces by Picasso, Kandinsky, Chagall, Matisse, Léger … But also numerous contemporary artworks: Boltanski, Buren, Hantai … Ever since it first opened, the Pompidou Centre has also hosted first-class temporary exhibitions of modern and contemporary art.
Following its policy of making art accessible to all, it has opened another site in Metz, with both the building and the programme in line with the original in Paris!
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Centre Pompidou - 4th arrondissement