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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Review: Georgia: A Novel of Georgia O'Keeffe by Dawn Tripp

Title: Georgia: A Novel of Georgia O'Keeffe
Author: Dawn Tripp 
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Random House
Publish Date: February 9, 2016



What's the Story?:

From Goodreads.com: "In 1916, Georgia O’Keeffe is a young, unknown art teacher when she travels to New York to meet Stieglitz, the famed photographer and art dealer, who has discovered O’Keeffe’s work and exhibits it in his gallery. Their connection is instantaneous. O’Keeffe is quickly drawn into Stieglitz’s sophisticated world, becoming his mistress, protégé, and muse, as their attraction deepens into an intense and tempestuous relationship and his photographs of her, both clothed and nude, create a sensation.

Yet as her own creative force develops, Georgia begins to push back against what critics and others are saying about her and her art. And soon she must make difficult choices to live a life she believes in.

A breathtaking work of the imagination, Georgia is the story of a passionate young woman, her search for love and artistic freedom, the sacrifices she will face, and the bold vision that will make her a legend."


My Two Cents:

"Georgia" is a historical fiction novel about famed painter Georgia O'Keeffe. Before reading this book, I really did not know much at all about Georgia O'Keeffe. I always think that her paintings are absolutely stunning and I was hoping to gain some insight into what made her tick. I think a lot of times historical fiction makes for a great introduction to really interesting people. This book certainly fits that bill!

The book focuses on not only O'Keefe's work but also her love affair with a photographer and art dealer who eventually features O'Keefe's work in his gallery. O'Keefe was making art at a time where women still weren't really welcomed into that world so the book also focuses a lot on how she makes her way through the world is so anti-woman artist. This book is about a love affair but it's also about the great passion out of that O'Keefe has for her art. I was drawn more to the bits about her passion and her art-making. The author did a great job of capturing what made O'Keefe tick and what inspired her. It's no secret why O'Keefe made such a good subject for the story.

The writing of the book was good. The author has a great way of bringing to life to some pretty big names throughout the story. I would definitely like to read more by this author in the future.


 

1 comment:

  1. Apart from the relationship what would also appeal to me would be the art and the life of the lady.

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