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Ansel Adams and Georgia O'Keeffe: On the intangible in art and nature

Hammond, A. (2008) Ansel Adams and Georgia O'Keeffe: On the intangible in art and nature. History of Photography, 32 (4). pp. 301-313. ISSN 0308-7298 Available from:

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Ansel Adams and Georgia O’Keeffe, although committed realist artists using straightforward photographic technique and a disarmingly objective style of painting, transfigured the natural scene artistically, to express a profoundly metaphysical response to nature. Both Adams and O’Keeffe were aware of manifold currents of mystical thought in the 1930s through personal contact with the theosophical teachers A.R. Orage and Jean Toomer. Treating landscape figures as psychological and spiritual phenomena, they shared a lifelong quest for creative development and self-discovery through the forms of nature.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Ansel Adams, Georgia O’Keeffe, art, nature
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education
ID Code:7583
Deposited By: J. Montgomery
Deposited On:24 May 2010 15:02
Last Modified:26 May 2016 09:22

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