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
I’ve been preparing for my History of American Art exam.
Of my most favorite artists is Georgia O’Keeffe.
She is best known for her dramatic paintings of gigantic flowers and sun-bleached desert bones.
She started painting flowers 1918, but it wasn’t until 1924 that she painted magnified images of blossoms.
In the period from 1918 to 1932 O’Keeffe produced more than 200 flower paintings.
She painted roses, petunias, poppies, camellias, sunflowers, bleeding hearts and daffodils as well as rare blooms such as black irises and exotic orchids.
One of the flowers that she regularly treated in larger-than-life format was the calla lily.