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Georgia O'Keeffe: One Hundred Flowers (Mini)

Georgia O'Keeffe: One Hundred Flowers (Mini)

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by Georgia O'Keeffe
     
 

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A flower is relatively small. Everyone has many associations with a flower -- the idea of flowers. You put your hand to touch the flower -- lean forward to smell it -- maybe touch it with your lips almost without thinking -- or give it to someone to please them. Still -- in a way -- nobody sees a flower -- really -- it is so small -- we haven't time -- and to see

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A flower is relatively small. Everyone has many associations with a flower -- the idea of flowers. You put your hand to touch the flower -- lean forward to smell it -- maybe touch it with your lips almost without thinking -- or give it to someone to please them. Still -- in a way -- 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. If I could paint the flower exactly as I see it no one would see what I see because I would paint it small like the flower is small. --Georgia O'Keeffe

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Flower paintings comprise more than one-fourth of O'Keeffe's total output. Callaway spent years tracking down these huge, colorful pictures, many of them in private collections; over half of the 100 oils, watercolors, pastel and charcoal sketches reproduced here have never before been published. O'Keeffe's best flower pictures are masterpieces of organic form, metaphors of the unfolding of the inner self. Some of the paintings are brash in their erotic associations, outrageous color contrasts and overblown size; a few even suggest Pop Art. Other pictures employ garish color combinations, still others look clumsy, or static and unrealized. But on the whole, this volume is a glorious discovery. Its publication marks the centennial of O'Keeffe's birth and ties in with a retrospective exhibition that tours nationally.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760734865
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
10/15/2002
Edition description:
Mini
Pages:
100

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Georgia O'Keeffe 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love this book! I bought it for inspiration for art journal ling and I just love it! The book itself is quite big, so I was a little surprised when I received the package. However, her paintings themselves were monumental, so the book was the appropriate size for her works. Great, great, great work. Fabulous.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The art work was lovely. I gave a copy to a friend and returned to buy more copies. The book is excellent for the coffee table as a conversational piece because the pictures are larger than an average book. The only down fall was that I had to search for the title of the work at the back of the book. The is very little narrative or commentary. Otherwise, this was a great find.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Georgia O'Keeffe's 100 Flowers exudes Luscious colors, rifiting folds, marvelous composition.
Guest More than 1 year ago
it is a deep explnation of the artist work