Artists of the week

I watched a great documentary on Sally Mann the other day called What Remains: The Life and Work of Sally Mann. Mann is followed around as she embarks on a new project and continues older ones. It touches on the controversy that arose in the work that she is best known for, Immediate Family, in which her three young children were her subjects. The film highlights her life as an artist and the challenges she still has to face. Two thumbs up!

On Saturday I watched another documentary showcasing the life and works of Georgia O’Keeffe (it was simply called Georgia O’Keeffe). The film shows the working relationship between artist Georgia O’Keeffe and photographer Alfred Stieglitz, how it leads to love, then reveals their complicated relationship and how it effects her life. When the film starts off O’Keeffe is already an artist and I would have liked to know more about what originally led her to her work. The film also fails to mention that the 21-year-old that comes into their lives (the woman Stieglitz has an affair with) was married with a new baby. Keys points are missing that would have offered a better understanding of their lives and a better movie.

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