O’Keeffe, Preston, Cossington Smith: Making Modernism

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Brings together the iconic art of American Georgia O’Keeffe with modernist masterpieces by two of Australia’s most celebrated and pioneering modernist painters, Margaret Preston and Grace Cossington Smith.

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Lesley Harding, Denise Mimmocchi

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This book brings fresh perspectives on the works of celebrated modernists Georgia O’Keeffe, Margaret Preston and Grace Cossington Smith, illuminating some of the artistic and cultural parallels and common themes between American and Australian modernism while exploring each artist’s unique contribution to international developments of modernism.

While O’Keeffe, Preston and Cossington Smith developed highly individual styles, they are connected by their choice of subject, their experimentation with light, colour and form, and their commitment to presenting alternative ways of seeing the world. Each modernised their sense of place, developing new art forms that expressed their respective nations. In considering the similarities and distinctions in their art, this publication aims to bring a deeper understanding of modernism’s dispersal and reinvention as it developed beyond the metropolitan wellspring of Europe.

Through a selection of wondrous images and engaging and enlightening essays, this book explores the distinct contributions made by O’Keeffe, Preston and Cossington Smith to the movement of modernism throughout their prolific careers.

Additional information

Weight 944 g
Dimensions 21 x 26.2 cm
Publisher name Art Gallery of New South Wales
Publication date 1 November 2016
Number of pages 214
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 21 x 26.2 cm
Weight 944 g

Lesley Harding is a curator at Heide Museum of Modern Art and co-curator of 'O'Keeffe, Preston, Cossington Smith: Making modernism'.

Denise Mimmocchi is a curator in Australian art at the Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW) and co-curator of 'O'Keeffe, Preston, Cossington Smith: Making modernism'.