All make her paintings so "Fascinating To Look AtI Had "to look atI had this book for many years and looked through it so many times enjoying the beautiful colour plates After recently seeing her work at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto I picked it up again to re read the text and gain insight into her work You always take your own views into account when looking at a painting that appeals to you but to now about the thoughts of the artist behind their paintings adds an extra dimension to how you look at it and enhances the enjoyment of
that artGeorgia O Keefe had a beautiful and uniue gift of being able artGeorgia O Keefe had a beautiful and uniue gift of being able see things ordinary things in a different way than most people could This was due in part to her synesthesia a condition present in about 4% of the population where sensory perceptions are crossed over In her case she could experience colour perception with certain sounds She expressed this perception in a number of her paintingsAlso from reading her writings I could see she was an introspective and sensitive woman She was very deeply touched by the beauty in nature and carried that into her work I enjoyed re reading this book and I plan to some day visit her museum in Santa Fe New Mexico O Keeffe on O Keeffe I am often amazed at the spoken and written word telling me what I have painted I make this effort because no one else can now how my paintings happenGorgeous book in her own spare inimitable style with 108 selected paintings I looked at everything differently after this book Shapes and colors of the wideness and wonder of the world as she lived it Fascinating words and amazing art from one of the greatest artists of the 20th century The early essay about her childhood and art training in Chicago and New York is worth the price of admission but the large color plates of her watercolors New York oils and famous Southwestern canvasses make *this an enlightening coffee table book as o *an enlightening coffee table book As O says I had been taught to work like others and after careful thinking I decided that I wasn t going to spend my life doing what had already been done What a manifesto for women and creative souls everywhere what should I say she has made my dreams come true when working meets loving I never thought I cared for O Keeffe s paintings I liked her biography At Ghost Ranch I heard about a single book she had published that contained just over a hundred hand picked paintings with commentary I let it pass Then at Goodwill I saw the book bought it and had a nice reaction to it In her commentary that describes her approach to painting she says that I found that I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn t say in any other way things that I had no words for It was about the idea of filling space in a beautiful way It was the idea that music could be translated into something for the eye to. Ble until now This comprehensive volume consists of 108 colour plates accompanied by text written by the artis. Years ago as part of a visit with our friend in Taos Kitty and I visited the Georgia O Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe We "were uite impressed So when *WE SAW AN ANNOUNCEMENT FOR GEORGIA *saw an announcement for Georgia Keeffe Modern Living at "uite impressed So when we saw an announcement for Georgia O Keeffe Modern Living at Reynolda House Museum of American Art in Winston Salem we new we had to go It was a terrific visit A few days after Kitty told a friend about our visit She loaned us a copy of Georgia O Keeffe At first glance it seems like any typical coffee table art book But this one is different There is no reason to rely on the judgments and opinions of scholars researchers and critics This book is by Georgia O Keeffe She selected the paintings She wrote the commentary and captions It was published in 1976 when she was 89 and covers all but the last ten years of her life The book is as much a work of art as anything else she produced In the opening section of the book she defines herself and her art by saying I had been taught to work like others and after careful thinking I decided that I wasn t going to spend my life doing what others had already done Her early
"Painting Include Abstractions Her "include abstractions her York scenes despite being told painting New York couldn t be done and of course flowers large flowers which would be a regular subject throughout her career Of flowers she said I ll paint it big and they will be surprised into taking time to look at it Many of her analytical remarks are actually refutations of what others thought she was doing and assumptions about what they thought she meant She has particularly strong words for those she refers to as The men especially when it comes to suggestions as to what they thought she should and shouldn t could and couldn t do For the most part she ignored critics Flattery and criticism go down the same drain and I am uite free The book is arranged in chronological order and the readerviewer is taken on a journey through the various periods of her career the alligator pears the landscapes from Lake George and York Beach Maine and the St Lawrence River Her best nown works are from the time she lived at Ghost Ranch in New Mexico flowers many bones surreal landscapes the singing shapes of the shells and shingles and the Ranchos de Taos Church The New Mexico landscapes were done while camping from a Model T often in stark isolation and extreme weather conditions I particularly enjoy comparing and contrasting multiple versions of the same subject sometimes painted years apart Check out your local or regional museum Support the arts This looks like a coffee table book and it could be used as that but it shouldn t be treated like one The paintings text and layout was all selected and approved by Georgia O Keefe The colors are the most faithful possible at the time of printing to the original worksWhen reading this I feel like I am walking through time as. Long recognised as a major figure in American art Georgia O'Keefe has had a number of retrospective exhibition. .
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Narrated by Georgia O Keefe from the 1890 s in Wisconsin into the 1920 s in New York City to an enormous vacation home in upstate New York in the 30 s and finally to the desolate New Mexico through the remainder of the twentieth century This was a groundbreaking book when it first came out Never had so many of O Keeffe s paintings been available It s a tall narrow oversized book with large type open spaces and full page reproductions complemented by Georgia s own commentary You get the feeling her hand was really involved in this book I recommend reading this book after Portrait of an Artist A Biography of Georgia "O Keeffe Which I Gave "Keeffe which I gave stars The first is a biography of her whole life With that as a background you easily recognize the people and the places she speaks of Here the artist speaks only of her art This is a large format book showing the paintings of the author as well as the artist s reasons for and explanations of each artwork It explains what she was trying to do with each painting I find this line on page 63 essential And I long ago came to the conclusion that even if I could put down accurately the thing that I saw and enjoyed it could not give to the observer the ind of feeling that it gave meShe says this as an explanation of why she so often paints parts of an object rather than the whole Yet the same idea lays behind her other techniues and how different individuals perceive all art She stresses the importance of shape that a shape can hold beauty She explains how it is the hole that pulls her rather than the object itself for example the startling blue sky in the hole encircled by a pelvis bone She expresses her view on objective versus abstract art You learn how one painting led to another and when you see the progression you easily comprehend the message She specifies how she made the artwork step by step from the stretching of the canvas to the final transport to the studio Painstaking hard work You see paintings of shells of flowers of bones of houses of NYC of antlers of stones of skies of clouds of hills To understand O Keeffe s painting I had to read this book With her help I have come to understand what she wanted said What I looked at before with unknowing eyes I now look at with a new perspective and see the beauty she wanted me to see Each of us is different Without
Her Accompanying Lines Mostaccompanying lines most us will probably not see what she was trying to say Yet if a form a shape has beauty while our interpretations may differ we should see that beauty Love her work and have owned this book for over 20 years super pictures too I ve always been inspired by the work of Georgia O Keefe Her paintings have a spiritual feel to them The rich deep colours and the flowing shapes fading into and out of one another the sharp angles cutting into a soft background. S at leading American museums each one a major event Yet no full colour collection of her work has been availa.