Art, Intimacy, Romance: Georgia O'Keeffe by Alfred Stieglitz

The relationship between the painter and photographer was that of mutually beneficial and aromantic, becoming one of the most successful artist-couples.

There's the stereotype that no two creatives should share the same bed, as each of their chaos is twice as explosive when together, but the relationship between photographer and art dealer Alfred Stieglitz and artist Georgia O'Keeffe was unique in the sense, they both treated each other as business partners than lovers.

“(The relationship was) a collusion… a system of deals and trade-offs, tacitly agreed to and carried out, for the most part, without the exchange of a word. Preferring avoidance to confrontation on most issues, O’Keeffe was the principal agent of collusion in their union,” -- Biographer Benita Eisler

Regardless of their lack of emotional connection, the two inspired each other, with Stieglitz photographing O'Keeffe in nude, and O'Keeffe abandoning watercolors as Stieglitz deemed it as an amateur medium.


Images are from Flashbak.

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