Monday, March 15, 2010

Georgia O'Keeffe: Abstraction exhibition on from 6 Feb - 9 May 2010 at The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC

"When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it's your world for the moment." -- Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986), American painter

One of the first art books I bought was titled "Georgia O'Keeffe: One Hundred Flowers." O'Keeffe's large-scale paintings at close range, as if seen through a magnifying lens, of flower blossoms and natural forms are sensuous and eye-catching. American painter Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986) is best known for her iconic representations of flowers, rocks, shells, landscapes, and animal bones, as well as her abstract work which is as bold and breathtaking as that of her European contemporaries Picasso, Matisse, and Kandinsky. Georgia O'Keeffe is one of America's most important artists.

"Georgia O'Keeffe: Abstraction" exhibition February 6 to May 9, 2010 at
The Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C.

A short Georgia O'Keeffe biography at

See the following video for examples of her work and highlights of the O'Keeffe exhibition. If you're in the Washington D.C. area, the O'Keeffe exhibit shows this American legend in a whole new light. Included in the exhibition are more than 100 paintings, drawings, and watercolors by O'Keeffe, dating from 1915 to the late 1970s, and 12 photographic portraits of her by her husband, Alfred Stieglitz.

My thanks to bluemoon093 for creating this beautiful video tribute -
Georgia O'Keeffe: Flowers

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