Artist on Film / imagine...Georgia O'Keeffe: By Myself
Directed by Jill Nicholls, 2016, 67 min
In 1929 on the brink of the Depression, Georgia O'Keeffe, America's first great modernist painter, headed West. In the bright light of the New Mexico desert, she forged an independent life and found the solitude she needed for her truly original art.
The photographs taken of her by her older lover had scandalised the public. Her flower forms were seen as a shocking and vibrant display of femininity; her bones and skulls as surreal and disturbing. 30 years after her death and created to coincide with the major Tate Modern exhibition in 2016, the BBC’s imagine... tells the story of Georgia O’Keeffe, perhaps the most inspiring woman artist ever.
With an introduction by director, Jill Nicholls.
Image: Georgia O’Keeffe’s 1932 painting Jimson Weed/White Flower No. 1