“The world is so wide up there, so big!” wrote Georgia O’Keeffe on her first visit to Taos. The astonishing scale of New Mexico would draw her annually, and in the 1940s she moved there permanently. An abstract artist when she began her career, in the early 20th century, O’Keeffe became known for her celebrated flower paintings and views of New York City. But it was the New Mexico paintings that won her the status of America’s native daughter. A new book, Georgia O’Keeffe, traces the artist’s life through her paintings; the text has been contributed by curators from the venues to which the accompanying exhibition—on at Madrid’s Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza until August 8—travels. Next up: the Centre Pompidou, in Paris. —Julia Vitale