Friday Favorite

White Bird of Paradise by Georgia O’Keeffe

I love Georgia O’Keeffe’s paintings and will post more about her next week. With a busy weekend ahead I don’t have much time to post so I’ll keep this short.

She painted White Bird of Paradise during a trip to Hawaii. If you happen to be in Hawaii sometime between now and September this piece is featured in an exhibition alongside work by Ansel Adams (apparently they were friends). Wish I could go!

In all her work we see a blend of abstraction and realism resulting in a style that is uniquely her own. In this piece she achieves depth through changes in value, temperature and overlapping forms.

One of my favorite web comics does a nice job describing her paintings.

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Friday Favorite posts are where I share works of art that I admire. To see more Friday Favorites, click here.

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3 thoughts on “Friday Favorite

  1. Georgia O’Keeffe was also one of the first women who would paint large paintings of very close up flowers. They make you feel like you are a tiny bug, crawling inside the flower for nectar or to hide from heat or a storm.
    I like your Friday Favourites.

    • Yes the close up views she painted are amazing! They’re what introduced me to her work and I’ve since discovered that I love her lesser known work just as much if not more.

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