7 Aug 2013


While staying in New Mexico for 4 days after my summer of art program in L.A, I had inspiration for many years to visit the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe. Her talents have inspired my paintings for years. Even though I am crazy about fashion, I am also very interested in art as well. This blog post is about Georgia O’Keeffe’s work and inspiration.

Georgia O’Keeffe was an artist known for her abstract paintings in the 20th century. She is best known for her still life paintings as she portrayed the power and emotion of objects of nature. Mainly flowers to express its natural beauty by enlarging and capturing the raw brilliance of colour. She took the flower and magnified it to emphasize beyond the surface. O’Keeffe was able to see flowers inner beauty by creating a commination of colours to produce the flowers natural smooth feel. She used deep, warm and cold subtle colours to paint its natural beauty.

Georgia O’Keeffe looked for new inspiration from traveling from New York to New Mexico. The environment with the open skies and sun-drenched landscape and culture fascinated her to paint. She fell in love with the dramatic colours, the shapes and huge sky’s deserts landscapes as the rich texture of the colours, as this was similar to her earlier more aesthetic representations of flowers. From this she permanently settled down at Ghost Ranch in New Mexico. She would collect bones and rocks in the desert to create her inspirational art piece. Georgia O’Keeffe’s paintings represented the beginnings of a new American art free from the irony and cynicism of the late 20th century.

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