Georgia O’Keeffe “Quotes” | American Artist (1887-1986

June 9, 2009

Georgia O’Keeffe “Quotes”
So I said to myself, I’ll paint what I see-what the flower is to me but I’ll paint it big and they will be surprised into taking the time to look at it-I will make even busy New Yorkers take time to see what I see of flowers.

Objective painting is not good painting unless it is good in the abstract sense. A hill or tree cannot make a good painting just because it is a hill or tree. It is lines and colors put together so that they may say something.

I don’t very much enjoy looking at paintings in general. I know too much about them. I take them apart.

Where I was born and where and how I have lived is unimportant. It is what I have done with where I have been that should be of interest.

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

To create one’s own world in any of the arts takes courage.

Georgia O’Keeffe Biography
Georgia Totto O’Keeffe (November 15, 1887 – March 6, 1986) was an American artist. Born near Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, Georgia O’Keeffe has been a major figure in American art since the 1920s. She received widespread recognition for her technical contributions, as well as for challenging the boundaries of modern American artistic style.

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