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
  
Iris
White Iris




5 comments:

  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.

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  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.

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

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

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  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

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