Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Georgia O'Keeffe (Sierra Powell)

I find Georgia O’Keeffe one particularly inspiring artist. She was a feminist painter. She painted flowers, but was criticized for painting in a way that was provocative and inappropriate because many thought that what was actually being depicted was female genitalia. This was very apparent in some of her pieces, and now so obvious in others.

"About the Painter." PBS. PBS, 26 Apr. 2006. Web. 02 Aug. 2012. <>. PBS had very interesting information about artist, Georgia O'Keeffe. It went over the life that she lived. Information included was her family life, her schooling, as well as her career as an artist.
"Chronology -." Chronology -. Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, n.d. Web. 02 Aug. 2012. <>. This website provided a timeline of Georgia O'Keeffe's entire life. It highlighted great achievements, such as being recognized by the president. The information came from the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum. Because her work is so detailed and beautiful, I think that it would be incredible to visit this museum, which is located in New Mexico.
"Georgia O'Keeffe Biography." Georgia O'Keeffe Biography. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 Aug. 2012. <>. One of the most impressive pieces of this website was the inclusion of the artists greatest accomplishments. I felt that this website really highlighted O'Keeffe as a feminist painter. I also found the following quote from Georgia O'Keefe very interesting: "I get out my work and have a show for myself before I have it publicly. I make up my own mind about it–how good or bad or indifferent it is. After that the critics can write what they please. I have already settled it for myself so flattery and criticism go down the same drain and I am quite free."