Georgia O’Keeffe and Peter Doig Exhibitions
Georgia O’Keeffe: To See Takes Time Exhibition at MoMA, New York; Peter Doig Exhibition at the Courtauld Gallery, London.
‘Georgia O’Keeffe: To See Takes Time’
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York
April 6 – August 12, 2023
Georgia O’Keefe might have been best known for her vivid images of flowers and landscapes. However, her works in charcoal, pencil, watercolour, graphite and pastel deserve just as much attention. The exhibition in MoMA will reveal over 120 artworks made by Georgia over a period of four decades using such media.
‘To See Takes Time’ will allow valuable insight into the process by which O’Keeffe created her most celebrated works and, while some of the pieces on display may be embryonic, giving rise to more famous paintings, they are in their own right extraordinary works of art.
The paper-based works highlight the preparatory, exploratory works that shed light on this seminal American artist’s practice, and lay bare the artistic processes of one of the twentieth century’s prominent painters.
“…in a way – nobody sees a flower – really it is so small – we haven’t time – and to see takes time like to have a friend takes time", - Georgia O’Keeffe
Peter Doig Exhibition
Courtauld Gallery, London
Until 29 May
Following his return to London after two decades living in Trinidad, new and recent works, including paintings, by the Edinburgh-born artist are on display in the heart of London. Autobiography, film and theatre, the landscapes and history of the Caribbean and Ontario, where the artist grew up, have nourished Doig’s rich and beguiling art.
The works produced for the exhibition at The Courtauld convey this particularly creative experience of transition, as Doig explores a rich variety of places, people, memories and ways of painting.
His first major London show since his 2008 Tate Britain survey, this exhibition of a living artist puts Doig in the context of his 19th-century forebears, in the light of paintings by Cézanne, Gauguin, Manet, Monet, Pissarro and Van Gogh. Doig has long admired the collection of The Courtauld Gallery and the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist artists who are at its heart have been a touchstone for Doig’s own painting and printmaking over the course of his career.