GEORGIA O'KEEFFE (1887-1986)
Icon among the icons of the 20th century, woman, muse, painter, ... freed from the rules and aesthetic dogmas of her time, she evolves, free, between abstraction and figuration and builds a limpid, colorful and powerful work.
about his work in 4 words:
"Where I was born and where and how I have lived is unimportant. it is what I have done with where I have been that should be of interest ".
"I realized were I to paint the flowers so small, no one would look at them because I was unknown. So, I thought I'll make them big like the huge buildings going up. People will be
startled; they'll have to look at them - and they did. "
"I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn' t say in any other way - things that I had no words for."
"The bones are my symbols of the desert. They seem to cut sharply to the center of something that is keenly alive on the desert even tho' it is vast and empty and untouchable - and knows no kindness with all its beauty."