April 15, 2015

The Modernism Movement

I've been out of the studio for a week. My husband and I have just returned from a trip up to Santa Fe and then on to Taos.  It was an art trip mostly.  We went to Santa Fe primarily to see the current exhibit at the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum--a private collection of works by Georgia O'Keeffe and some of her contemporaries who were influential in the modernism movement during the first half of the 20th century.  Many of them visited New Mexico and found inspiration in the simplicity and starkness of the landscape, incorporating it into their artistic style of painting. 

Some of the artists besides O'Keeffe who were included in the collection are Marsden Hartley, Andrew Dasburg, Edward Hopper, Cady Wells, Stuart Davis.  An exciting exhibit. 

Of course we visited a number of galleries and artists' working studios/galleries along the way between Santa Fe and Taos. I also found the old adobe architecture of great interest.  My soul is filled to the brim!