It seems like my recent trip to New Mexico has really made a mark on me. Again, while doing some research last weekend, I naturally came across Georgia O'Keeffe’s work. For me she is one of those artists I know but have never sat with for too long. Alongside snippets of her work, there are so many great portraits and candid photos of her. My favorites were photos of her taking photos, the artist participating in her environment and the act of studying and seeing. The process sometimes is wildly more interesting to me than the final outcome, so seeing these photos of her made me smile and really got my mind jogging. Anyone recommend a biography I should read first about her
I’m leaving this right here, to perk me up when I need it, now and later.
1. Georgia O’Keeffe, Sunrise, 1916, Watercolor on paper
2. Todd Webb, Georgia O’Keeffe Photographing the Chama Valley, New Mexico, 1961
3. Photograph of the Chama River, New Mexico, taken by Georgia O’Keeffe
4. Left: Georgia O’Keeffe, From the River – Pale, 1959, Oil on canvas
Right: Todd Webb, Georgia O’Keeffe walking at the White Place, New Mexico, 1957
5. Georgia O’Keeffe, Black Mesa Landscape, New Mexico / Out Back of Marie’s II, 1930, Oil on canvas
6. Tony Vaccaro, Georgia O’Keeffe, Taos Pueblo, New Mexico, 1960
7. Georgia O’Keeffe, Pelvis Series, Red with Yellow, 1945, Oil on canvas
8. Tony Vaccaro, Georgia O’Keeffe stands at an easel outdoors, adjusting a canvas from her ‘Pelvis Series -Red With Yellow,’ Albuquerque, NM, 1960
9. Georgia O’Keeffe, Evening Star, No. III., 1917, Watercolor on paper
10. Georgia O’Keeffe, Rust Red Hills, 1930, Oil on canvas
The story of why I paint roses and eventually other flowers:
Phyllis and Ted, a high school friend's parents, took me into their home when I was 18 years old. Phyllis encouraged me to go to college and to pursue my passion for art. Phyllis took away my self doubt and filled me up with encouragement. She took me to my first art museum where I was blown away to see so much art and and so many styles in one place. She loved flowers and had wonderful gardens. I enjoyed spending time outside with her in her garden where she would teach me the names of flowers. She suddenly passed away in 2011 leaving a big hole in my heart and to fill it I find ways to connect with her, painting flowers being one of them.
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#georgiaokeeffe at the @nybg Small but lovely exhibit made me realize the impact of living in #hawaii in my grade school years. It was vibrant, lush and the growth felt almost lavish. It was nice to see some works of Georgia ‘s that weren’t on my radar screen. Walking the gardens completed the effort of the trip. #Nybg #bronx #newyork #exhibit #masters
The @fashionresourcecenter is excited to add Wanda M. Corn's "Georgia O'Keefe: Living Modern" to the collection. Highlighting the ways in which this iconic artist applied her modernist aesthetic to all aspects of her life, Corn includes photographs of O'Keefe's minimalist clothes, accessories, and her furnishings to paint a picture of her unique aesthetic.
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