Georgia O'Keefe Inspired Flowers

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Red Canna, c. 1923

Everyone has many associations with a flower. You put out your hand to touch it, or lean forward to smell it, or maybe touch it with your lips almost without thinking, or give it to someone to please them. But one rarely takes the time to really see a flower. i have painted what each flower is to me and I have painted it big enough so that others would see what I see.

~ Gerogia O'Keefe, 1887-1986

 

Georgia O'Keefe painted flowers and used colors, depth,
and shading to create abstract work.

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Pansy, 1926

Nobody sees a flower, really – it is so small – we haven't time,
and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time.


Morning Glory with Black, 1926

I found I could say things with color and shapes
that I couldn't say in any other way
— things that I had no words for.

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Resources to Learn About Georgia O'Keefe

Michelangelo
http://www.michelangelo.com/okeeffe/index-ns.html

American Masters: PBS
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/database/okeeffe_g.html

Portrait of an Artist: Georgia O’Keefe
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/entertainment/july-dec97/okeeffe.html
Also an audio file of the Newshour segment.

Georgia O’Keefe biography
http://cgfa.dotsrc.org/okeeffe/okeeffe_bio.htm

O’Keefe Paintings
http://cgfa.dotsrc.org/okeeffe/index.html

Know the Artist: Georgia O’Keefe
http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/lessons/middle/okeeffe.htm#biography

"Fill a space in a beautiful way." ~ Georgia O'Keefe


Lesson Idea Adapted from:
Marjory Hahn, New Your City High School; Incredible @rtDepartment
http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/lessons/high/marjory-Flowers.htm

Pictures from:
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