Thursday, February 18, 2010

O'Keeffe


If it's New Mexico - it's Georgia O'Keeffe - like it or not!:) I prefer her large scale abstract flowers ("I decided that if I could paint that flower in a huge scale, you could not ignore its beauty.") than her landscapes - but she unquestionably had an individualistic sense to capture the beauty of the rough, raw desert. Her subjects were often enlarged views of the skulls and other bones of animals, flowers and plant organs, shells, rocks, mountains, and other natural forms. Her mysteriously suggestive images of bones and flowers set against a perspectiveless space have inspired a variety of erotic, psychological, and symbolic interpretations. You might don't get this until you stand in front of her paintings.

She is regarded by critics as one of the most original and important American artists, and her works are highly popular among the general public.

This petite woman who lived almost one hundred years had the same mystery what New Mexico has. Beauty and humility.

" Where I was born and where and how I have lived is unimportant. It is what I have done with where I have been that should be of interest".


10 comments:

Lazy Apples said...

I can see your inspirations come through in your work!

M.M.E. said...

She was a wonderful painter. You have a lovely blog here and I can't wait to see what you post next.

Sarah Ranes said...

I absolutely love Georgia O'Keeffe!

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Kate and Oli said...

I love georgia o'keefe! you chose beautiful paintings to highlight! :)

I found your blog through the Etsy forums and just wanted to say hi and that your blog is lovely! Have a beautiful weekend!

xo, Katie
http://www.kateandoli.blogspot.com

juditsd said...

Hi Ladies!:)
Thank you so much for stop by and for the nice comments!:) Have a great weekend everyone!

Agnes said...

I did not know much about her life story until I saw a film about her lonely and sad life after her famous photographer husband left her for another woman...
what's new under the sun?

juditsd said...

Hi Agnes,
Before their marriage she was someone's mistress....It's complicated..:)

Agnes said...

Yes, when they met, the photographer had already been married...you can say, easy come, easy go...but then again, she never had anybody else after the photographer moved on to the next muse...at least that's how the film told their story...

Jenn said...

Love her work! But I can't help with remember her as the woman who painted the "vagina paintings" lol. I can't help it!

juditsd said...

oh well.....she loved nature:))

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