Thursday, May 20, 2010

Georgia O'Keeffe

I rented Georgia O'Keeffe, last night; it was a good made for TV movie. Years ago, I read a biography about her, mostly because of my interest in her husband, Alfred Stieglitz. All the reading I've done on Stieglitz portrayed him as a controlling womanizer. The movie was a good representation and stayed close to everything I've read. I think some information that was left out was important, like the big summer house on Lake George, where they summered, belonged to friends. And that most of the Stieglitz income came from O'Keeffe. It was through the biographies of both that I became a fan of O'Keeffe's work.

Today's post is a tribute to Georgia O'Keeffe. I recommend the Georgia O'Keeffe video, Joan Allen and Jeremy Irons do a great job as well as Tyne Daly playing the part of Mabel Dodge.


Anonymous said...

beautiful lupin flower. o'keeffe painted large flowers so wonderfully from what i have seen.

thanks for the movie suggestion.

S. Etole said...

She's one of my favorite ... at least the flowers she does. Your lupine is a real winner.

georgia b. said...

i really look forward to seeing that! i have long been a fan of her paintings and artistry... not just because we share the same name.

in fact, one of her quotes about flowers is one of my favorites... i recently had it in one of my posts... about looking at a flower closely.

i'm not much familiar with stieglitz, so i am intrigued to watch this biography. and i think i will enjoy it, as i am a big fan of jeremy irons. i like joan allen, as well.

funny you should post this. i have been thinking of doing a series on quotes by georgia o'keeffee. she said a lot of interesting things. one of my recent found favorites is something to the effect of, "i've been terrified my whole life, and i have never let it keep me from doing anything." that was inspiring to me to read, as i am facing unemployment again, and so don't know which path to take. and i am scared out of my mind. that quote gave me a little courage.

lovely photo, steve... as usual.

lissa said...

O'Keeffe is one of my favorite artist, I like her flower series but never thought of never as female parts until I read about her work, her Brooklyn Bridge painting is one of my favorite works - I think there is more than one Bridge painting but I can remember right now

will have to check out the movie

and thanks for your visit

Mrs. E said...

I'm not familiar with her life, just her art. You've got me interested!

agawphotography said...

so nice!