Friday, October 11, 2013

Artist of the Day: Georgia O'Keeffe

We stumbled upon the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum's website recently, and although we thought we were somewhat of a O'Keeffe aficionado, we were pleasantly surprised to find a wealth of new information and works that had either not seen, or had not been able to find.  Spend some time over at the beautifully kept site to learn more about one of America's greatest artists.  A little snippet from her bio:

"One of the most significant artists of the 20th century, Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986) was devoted to creating imagery that expressed what she called “the wideness and wonder of the world as I live in it.” She was a leading member of the Stieglitz Circle artists, headed by Alfred Stieglitz, America’s first advocate of modern art in America.  These avant-garde artists began to flourish in New York in the 1910s. O’Keeffe’s images—instantly recognizable as her own —include abstractions, large-scale depictions of flowers, leaves, rocks, shells, bones and other natural forms, New York cityscapes and paintings of the unusual shapes and colors of architectural and landscape forms of northern New Mexico." - Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

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