Georgia O’Keeffe (part6)

O'Keefe's art

Georgia O’Keeffe (part6)

Art historians believe that Alfred Stieglitz and European modernists largely influenced O’Keefe’s art and artistic thought. She interacted and became acquainted since Stieglitz took over. Bram Dijkstra was a professor and Researcher at the University of California. He was one of the most brilliant modern art scholars. He has written a book reviewing O’Keefe’s work, which owes much O’Keefe and her place in American culture. “Dijkstra” shows that the new, bold styles of illustration and photographs presented in the magazines of the time certainly influenced the personal style of O’Keefe.

Dijkstra says of O’Keefe’s work: “Her art allows us to feel and experience things as she has seen them, and that is her art. She is masterful and self-aware of the memories and events of her life, his life. She gave something new in the form of painting. “

Although O’Keefe has played a prominent role in American art history over the past seven decades. A handful of ruthless and unjust critics has attacked her. For example, Clement Greenberg wrote in the 1946 issue of Review magazine: “Naturally spent, they have no artistic value.”

Even now, some critics admire his abstract work, calling her a leading artist. In contrast, others liken her figurative work and proudly praise her for her adherence to tradition.

“Works that come from my memories and dreams bring me closer to reality than my objective works,” O’Keefe wrote in a letter in 1932.

In any case, her works to pay more attention to nature and its components drawn us. It is as if the artist was wholly immersed in the sounds of nature. In her letters, she describes the wild wind, the deep stillness of nature, the sound of animals, the sound of the leaves of trees falling, all of which seem to stimulate the artist’s feelings for artistic creation. The music of nature and the gentle rhythm of the earth were her inspirations in painting. From 1915, all were abstract works. Her dreams and memories, and mental images came together.

Dijkstra, in his book on the study of O’Keefe, points out: “Shapes and forms seem to have been archived in her mind until she came up with the right color and color combination to depict them.”

“Something to say, when I find something to say, even if the wall is not big enough to depict what I have in mind, I sit on the floor, and everything I have in mind is on a piece of paper. I draw a straw “- Georgia O’Keefe (letter to Anita Pulitzer in 1915)

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