Georgia O'Keeffe1921 by Alfred Stieglitz

O’Keeffe considered her neck and head as integral shapes in arranging her dress. She frequently used the necklines of her blouses as visual framing devices for her long neck, and headdresses or her neatly wound hair to bring closure to her sartorial composition. Here, Stieglitz rendered her long, unadorned neck and her head as a single unbroken plant-like form emerging from the hard-edged V of her black garment. She is regal and remote but also a satisfying abstract composition in black and white.
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