Thursday, March 17, 2011

Georgia O'Keeffe

Radiator Building, Night, New York , 1927 Georgia O'Keeffe - Skyscrapers and Cityscapes

"It is surprising to me to see how many people separate the objective from the abstract. 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 a tree. It is lines and colours put together so that they say something. For me that is the very basis of painting. The abstraction is often the most definite form for the intangible thing in myself that I can only clarify in paint." Georgia O'Keeffe on Wikiquote

"I hate flowers — I paint them because they're cheaper than models and they don't move!" Quoted in Laurie Lisle, Portrait of an Artist: A Biography of Georgia O'Keeffe (1981), p. 180

Georgia O'Keeffe on Wikipedia

Related link: Georgia O'Keeffe - Pink Manhattan, March 29, 2006