Highlight Artist: Georgia O’Keeffe


When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it's your world for the moment. I want to give that world to someone else. Most people in the city rush around so, they have no time to look at a flower. I want them to see it whether they want to or not.
Georgia O'Keeffe

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.
Georgia O'Keeffe

Using the web sites below, as well as any great ones you find, to research Georgia O'Keeffe a bit. Find and note the following:

Brief Background info:
  • Name of artist (Georgia O'Keeffe)
  • State(s) where she did most of her work
  • Time period for this style of work
  • Interesting fact(s) - At least two, about her life or her art.

PLUS, find three powerful images by Georgia O’Keeffe that best exemplify the use of emphasizing that which we do not usually “see.”

Georgia O’Keeffe museum
http://www.okeeffemuseum.org/home.aspx

Artcyclopedia
http://www.artcyclopedia.com/artists/okeeffe_georgia.html

http://www.georgia-okeeffe.com/

After choosing your images, in a word document, using one page, paste each of the three images. Under each image, record the title and date of the artwork, as well as what you think O’Keeffe was trying to paint (it might not be obvious). How has O'Keeffe's use of figure/ground affected this work? Please print.