Fine Art Friday - The Letter O Edition

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OK, seriously people, did you have any doubt that these Texas based Mamas, steeped in the beauty of the desert (because you have been out to far west Texas haven't you? No? Why not?) would choose Georgia O'Keeffe as the artist for the letter O edition of FAF?

Here's a link to the Wikipedia article on O'Keeffe. And here's what says about her:

Georgia O'Keeffe (1887 - 1986) was a groundbreaking Modernist painter who digressed from realism to express her own visionary style. Raised in rural Wisconsin, which gave her a love of nature and formed the basis for her revolutionary artwork, O'Keefe is best known for flower paintings which made up a significant percentage of her work. Expressing what she felt, rather than what she had been taught, O'Keeffe painted enormous close-ups of flowers, transforming their contours into fascinating abstractions, and highlighting their importance in a manner that commanded attention. One of the most influential and innovative artists of the 20th century, O'Keeffe was the first woman to have her own exhibition at New York's Museum of Modern Art.

Here's what we think of most when we think of Georgia O'Keeffe. Beautiful, sensual, color to swim in:



Then there is this image. Dali-esque? For the Smock. Or is Dali "O'Keeffee-esque"? You be the judge.


Ram's Head and Hollyhock

But the landscapes are my favorites of all her work. Here are three that speak to my heart:


Dead Pinon Tree


Lake George Autumn


The Red Hills, Grey Sky

And then here are the surprise entries for this week. I had never seen these before, and I was actually quite taken by them, although I never would have guessed who painted them if I had seen them without attribution.


Radiator Building


New York Night

Happy Friday, ya'll!


I happened to see that you enjoy the work of Georgia O'Keeffe and wanted to let you know that the Portland Museum of Art in Portland, ME is having a wondering exhibition right now featuring her works and some photography of her! If you would like to check it out you can find more information at

Hope you enjoy!



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