have never seen an exhibition unmake its own
argument as openly as "Georgia O'Keeffe and Ansel Adams: Natural
Affinities" does. The show, organized by the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum in
Santa Fe, N.M., stakes everything on resemblances between some of her
paintings, or compositional decisions, and some of his photographs.
"natural affinities" of the show's title refer to similarities in
temperament as well as in the artists' respective searches for subjects
or motifs in nature.
The irony is that Adams emerges from the two-person survey looking like
the greater artist, the one who understood his tools and opportunities
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