Georgia O’Keeffe once claimed that her clothes – understated, androgynous, mostly all black – were not a fashion choice but a practical one: Picking out colors for dresses simply robbed her of time she could have spent painting. She had an aloof relationship with femininity, even denying in interviews that her vivid flower paintings resembled female genitalia. Still, O’Keeffe’s style of dress was not tangential to her genius but crucial to it. Ansel Adams, Andy Warhol and her partner (and biggest champion) Alfred Stieglitz all attempt to capture O’Keeffe’s elegant mystique in the new exhibition Living Modern at the Norton.
Through Feb. 2 at Norton Museum of Art, 1450 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach; Norton.org. Admission is $5-$18.
- Phillip Valys