Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Georgia O’Keeffe, Purple Leaves

Music, Pink and Blue No. 2, 1918

Plums (1920)

Purple Leaves (1922)

The Beyond

Red Canna, c. 1923, oil on canvas

Gray Line with Black, Blue and Yellow, c. 1923

From the Lake No. 1 (1924)

Lake George Autumn, 1927

Taos, New Mexico, 1931

Dead Cottonwood Tree, 1943

Abstraction, 1946 bronze

"I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say in any other way— things that I had no words for."
Georgia, in the exhibition announcement, January 1923
Georgia Totto O'Keeffe (November 15, 1887 – March 6, 1986) was an American artist. Born near Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, O'Keeffe first came to the attention of the New York art community in 1916. She made large-format paintings of enlarged blossoms, presenting them close up as if seen through a magnifying lens, and New York buildings, most of which date from the same decade. Beginning in 1929, when she began working part of the year in Northern New Mexico—which she made her permanent home in 1949—O’Keeffe depicted subjects specific to that area. O'Keeffe has been recognized as the Mother of American Modernism.'Keeffe

Alfred Stieglitz - Georgia O’Keefe, 1927