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.
HOME & GARDEN
February 3, 2005 |
With its art-book publisher, "The Kitchen Garden A to Z" is as much gorgeous coffee-table book as it is primer on growing vegetables, herbs and edible flowers. Almost 350 color photographs by Gordon Smith include extreme close-ups, reminiscent of Georgia O'Keefe's work, that make the reader see vegetables and herbs in exciting new ways. Who knew a chard leaf, neon green veined in ruby red, was such a thing of beauty?