Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Georgia O'Keeffe: A Bouquet of Irises

Black Iris III

The American painter, Georgia O'Keeffe, was an über-Scorp, with Sun, Moon, Jupiter and Mercury all in the sign that rules – among other things – dissection and sexuality. 

Her bold studies of irises show how such things can be beautiful. Like some other Scorpio artists – Monet, Bacon – O'Keeffe loved to work on the same theme over and over again.

Black Iris
White Iris


  1. Gulp! I remember a photo of her standing beside one of these paintings, they are huge. Imagine going into a gallery full of them. Or imagine coming out of a room full of Van Goghs' after an attack of the emotional Swirlies, and then going into this room. You wouldn't know whether you were coming, going or just been. :) You'd have to faint, delicately, onto the nearest chaise.

  2. I think these ones were done in the 1920s. Really must have been pretty shocking.
    Makes me think of Judy Chicago's Dinner Party which still gets people tsking.

  3. hello Christina.
    what is to be the fate of yulia tymoshenko. Currently imprisoned in the Ukraine.Will she rise again?

  4. That is a very good question. Do you have a good birth time for her?

  5. I always liked her but never went to lengths to learn more about her or to have images of her work. that until my kid was about 3 (and was obsessed with flowers at the time) rushed to grab a big book and sat for good 20 minutes marveling with all the light and colors...we got the book