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Georgia O’ Keeffe
Art Appreciation

My paper is on Georgia O’ Keeffe. Georgia really and truly loved her work and it always showed, no matter if she was painting bones of dead animals or flowers….she was consistent in her love for art. Georgia O’Keeffe was born in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin on November 15, 1887. She is said to be able to portray the power and emotion of objects of nature. She first started doing charcoal abstraction drawings, which is what made her quite famous around the year 1916. (Prebles Artforms 10th Edition) Georgia is mostly famous for her paintings of flowers and landscapes. She is well known for being able to soften them to make them fade into the canvas or make them look alive and blooming out of the canvas. Her art reminds me of myself in a way because I am a shy person and much like a flower…. not saying a lot and sort of just sitting there quietly, but given attention the flower blooms to life. Some people do not notice flowers and they just walk by them or think to themselves “that is pretty” and continue on their way. Others take the time to stop and smell them and appreciate their quiet beauty. Georgia saw this in her flowers and her love for nature itself. (http://www.lkwdpl.org/wihohio/okee-geo.htm) She was once quoted as saying “When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it's your world for the moment. I want to give that world to someone else.” (http://www.theartstory.org/artist-okeeffe-georgia.htm) Georgia took a job as an art teacher in Texas and also attended college in Columbia where she took classes that brought out her artistic ability. She had actually taken a four year break from art and thought that she would never be able to classify herself as an artist….how wrong she was. She went from painting in watercolor to using oil and by then her works were exploding on the canvas and in the hearts of people. “By the mid-1920s, O'Keeffe was already recognized as one of the most significant American...