Art: Wonderful Emptiness

Reflecting on the austere ankle-length skirt, the long black coat and the antiseptic white scarf that have become Artist Georgia O'Keeffe's habitual dress, a friend recently observed: "Georgia decided a long time ago how she wanted to look, and she hasn't changed since." Much the same might be said of Georgia O'Keeffe's painting. But if she has not fundamentally changed in her 72 years, the most eminent of U.S. women painters has continued to grow in technical mastery and emotional depth. Last week, at the Worcester (Mass.) Art Museum, gallerygoers could see the extent of her range in her first major...

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