The art of Georgia O'Keeffe- Age of Modernism

The paintings of Georgia O'Keeffe show her ethereal dreamlike ability to make us at look closer at simple things in nature and really see the beauty of them.

The skull and flower paintings were reoccurring themes for Georgia. When asked, she said she had collected skulls while visiting/ living in New Mexico, and flowers looked pretty with them.
Georgia struggled all her life to get attention for her artwork in what at that time was considered a man's world. People loved her artwork because it was beautiful.
The soft pinks, amber, and lavenders in this painting invite to viewer to look closer. Clearly, Georgia wanted us to see the beauty in simple things.
The title on this picture gives it away. Anyone who has traveled the plains knows that it can get blustery, dusty, with an atmosphere that is charged with energy.
Georgia said that it never occurred to her that the bones symbolized death. She just thought they were pretty shapes. She painted them because the bones littered her home in Taos, New Mexico.
i admire Georgia's courage to paint during a time when women didn't. She said her life was like walking on a knife. "What if I do fall off, I'd rather be doing something I like."
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