March 12, 2000 |
The land was flat, the sky luminous--and for prairie-born Georgia O'Keeffe, West Texas was inspiration for revolutionary watercolors. But how many of the paintings were really hers? Twenty-eight watercolors that surfaced in 1988--two years after O'Keeffe's death--initially were welcomed as originals.
June 13, 1996 |
From the when-it-rains-it-pours department: Photography, that still-rare visitor in fine art circles, is showing up with unexpected, coincidental regularity in Ventura County. The "Assembly of the Arts" show at the Ventura County Museum of History and Art presents the work of eight area photographers. Meanwhile, a photography triple-header has taken over the Carnegie Art Museum in Oxnard.
August 22, 2004
Hunter Drohojowska-Philp, a frequent contributor to The Times, spent more than a decade researching Georgia O'Keeffe. The most famous female artist of the 20th century is renowned for her passionate relationship with photographer and art dealer Alfred Stieglitz and for her paintings of enlarged flowers.
January 28, 2006 |
A toothless, two-legged crocodile ancestor that walked upright and had a beak instead of teeth was discovered in the basement of New York's American Museum of Natural History, according to a report published Wednesday. The 210-million-year-old fossil had sat in storage at the museum for about 60 years and was found only by accident, according to the report in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B, a British science journal.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 24, 1991 |
At school, white chalk is used by teachers to write lessons on the blackboard. But today at Ventura High School, the students are wielding a rainbow of chalk to draw pictures on the pavement. At the sixth annual Il Madonnari Italian Street Painting Festival, up to 150 art students are completing 30 paintings, copies of works by Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, Georgia O'Keefe and Diego Rivera as well as original designs.
February 4, 1988
Southwest aficionados who can't get enough of Santa Fe cuisine, furniture and jewelry should note the new Western icon that is now roaming the range of designer living rooms: the bleached steer skull. No longer are the brittle, sun-scorched artifacts sighted only atop fence posts on cattle ranches or sprawling in Western desert sands. They have invaded a more urban habitat: Southwest restaurants, designer showrooms, and especially, fashion-conscious homes. "People like them.