Monday, September 21, 2009

Alfred Stieglitz/Georgia O'Keeffe

The Alfred Stieglitz/Georgia O'Keeffe archive is an online collection and exhibit of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. It documents the lives, work, and loves of the pioneer of American art photography Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946) and the painter Georgia O'Keeffe (1886-1986). The couple married, and their love affair is possibly one of the most famous in art. The collection has around 850 images freely available online. These include photographs, letters, sketches and preliminary work, clippings, and other documentary materials. Images are available at a large size (1000 pixels on the longest size, on images tested) and are not overlaid by watermarks. Images are accompanied with basic archival information. The collection may be searched by keyword, or simply browsed. This is a valuable collection of primary materials for those interested in these artists, their work, and their circle.
Access: Free