Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Stop and Smell The Flowers

This Week's Art: Black Iris by Georgia O'Keeffe

I have always loved Georgia O'Keeffe's work, from the moment I saw it in my art history class some 20 years ago. I wonder why I've never bought a print of hers and hung it in my house. Maybe I will.

Edith Evans Asbury had this to say about her:

"O'Keeffe was strong-willed, hard-working and whimsical. She would wrap herself in a blanket and wait, shivering, in the cold dark for a sunrise to paint; would climb a ladder to see the stars from a roof, and hop around in her stockings on an enormous canvas to add final touches before all the paint dried."

I can feel all that joy in her paintings. Cool, huh!

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