Thursday, March 15, 2007

Feminine Art

I bought a print at the National Gallery of Art when I was about 20, not knowing anything about the artist (only that they inspired me immensely), and it wasn't until several years later when I "accidentally" stumbled upon an extensive exhibit at the NGA, did I realize who the painter of the print was, and how powerful an artist they were. The piece was "Grey Line with Black Blue and Yellow", by Georgia O'Keeffe. I have to admit, after that show - my life changed.
Georgia O'Keeffe has always been my favorite female artist.

This is my response to the challenge "Feminine Art" at Inspire Me Thursday in honor of Women’s History Month. I thought it would be fun to create some digital collages using O'Keeffe's own flower paintings while incorporating her face within them.


shannonjyl said...

your second illustration had me snickering!!
i love it!

carla said...

These are really lovely! I like the contrast between Georgia's face and the flower petals, both exquisite in their own way!

firefly said...

I love the first and second images together, like the older Georgia is watching the younger Georgia blossom. Lovely pairings and colors!

sydney said...

I like the first two. Geogia O'Keeffe is one of my favorite artists. I discovered her much the same way.

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

WOW! Beautiful! I like them all, stunning colors! ;)

Steve said...

She's my favorite too. Roxana Robinson wrote an excellent biography of her back in the early '90s. I've seen several exhibits of her work and the depth of her colors blows me away every time.

getzapped said...

It's been a joy hearing from all of you. I'm intrigued that the first two spoke to most of you. I too like how they flow into one another. How can you go wrong with an O'Keeffe piece?

Have a great weekend!

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

Very cool images! I especially like the top one, but they're all nice!

Mom Called Me Sadie said...

Very nice. Georgia is from our area and was the cousin on my sister in law. SIL is an artist too.

d-cima said...

Hi friend

I like much "GET ZEN "
beautiful images
very beautiful "haikus"
I study zen
soon he will begin practices it of "zazen"
also I am architect
we shared the same "passions" : ARCHITECTURE & ZEN

Thanks by your visit and your commentaries until soon


Crafty Green Poet said...

These work so beautifully, especially the first one. What a lovely idea too! I love Goergia O'Keefe's paintings too!

Jane Poe (aka Deborah) said...

These are awesome! I'm sure she would have approved :) Much peace, JP

gaby said...

I like this bright flowers and colors.

luisa brehm said...

amazingggggggg collages, GZ !!!