Wednesday, April 2, 2014


We went to see the exhibit, "Modern Nature: Georgia O'Keeffe and Lake George," at the de Young today. She made some very pretty paintings, but nothing that made me gasp, like the Goldsworthy or Richter pieces that greet you when you enter this museum. In fact, Laura and I agreed that Alfred Stieglitz's photos of O'Keeffe were more compelling than most of her work. We also checked out the galleries of American landscape artists... so many paintings, and most of them quite good. But I still find it surprising that the very best painters in any genre are a good notch or two above the competition. In the landscape business, consider M. Corot...

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