Georgia O'Keeffe

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Georgia O’Keeffe
Georgia O’ Keeffe is a famous female artist from the early 1900’s. She was considered part of the modern art era. My mother recommended I write this paper on O’Keeffe because she felt she was such a tremendous and timeless artist. She is considered to be an abstract artist who had the extraordinary skill of taking an everyday object, enlarging it to a certain focal point creating a new abstract view (Felder 37). This caught my attention because of the current project we are drawing. Art has never been a strong area for me. However, I am really learning to appreciate what it brings to the world. I am drawing a still life currently of a heel. Although it is a lot more modern than many of the drawings O’Keefe has done, it still has a lot of similar aspects, such as the focusing in on one specific piece of something. O’Keeffe depicted scenes of flowers, landscapes, and still life’s. Often her work contained “richly colored forms, abstract shapes, flowers, buildings, bones, hills, trees, clouds, sky, and stones (Castro 1). These ingredients garnered her with admirers and a legacy for a new style of painting. We have many pictures of landscape shots and close ups of specific flowers in my home, and I absolutely adore them because of their calmness. During the latter half of O’Keeffe’s career, she moved to the American southwest. This area became the main subject of her paintings, making some of her most celebrated work. In her artwork three main art foundations she uses are color, value, and shape. The first art principle that is evident in O’Keeffe’s art is color. Particularly in her landscapes and floral paintings O’Keeffe uses a blend of many different shades of one particular color. Especially once she started depicting the American Southwest, color was a very important part of that piece. In her painting Black Iris III she uses the variation of a dark red-blue to create the shape of the iris. In order to create the inner depths of the...
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