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Influence of zen buddhism on the Art of Georgia O'Keeffe
Influence of zen buddhism on the Art of Georgia O'Keeffe
Influence of zen buddhism on the Art of Georgia O'Keeffe
Influence of zen buddhism on the Art of Georgia O'Keeffe
Influence of zen buddhism on the Art of Georgia O'Keeffe
Influence of zen buddhism on the Art of Georgia O'Keeffe
Influence of zen buddhism on the Art of Georgia O'Keeffe
Influence of zen buddhism on the Art of Georgia O'Keeffe
Influence of zen buddhism on the Art of Georgia O'Keeffe
Influence of zen buddhism on the Art of Georgia O'Keeffe
Influence of zen buddhism on the Art of Georgia O'Keeffe
Influence of zen buddhism on the Art of Georgia O'Keeffe
Influence of zen buddhism on the Art of Georgia O'Keeffe
Influence of zen buddhism on the Art of Georgia O'Keeffe
Influence of zen buddhism on the Art of Georgia O'Keeffe
Influence of zen buddhism on the Art of Georgia O'Keeffe
Influence of zen buddhism on the Art of Georgia O'Keeffe
Influence of zen buddhism on the Art of Georgia O'Keeffe
Influence of zen buddhism on the Art of Georgia O'Keeffe
Influence of zen buddhism on the Art of Georgia O'Keeffe
Influence of zen buddhism on the Art of Georgia O'Keeffe
Influence of zen buddhism on the Art of Georgia O'Keeffe
Influence of zen buddhism on the Art of Georgia O'Keeffe
Influence of zen buddhism on the Art of Georgia O'Keeffe
Influence of zen buddhism on the Art of Georgia O'Keeffe
Influence of zen buddhism on the Art of Georgia O'Keeffe
Influence of zen buddhism on the Art of Georgia O'Keeffe
Influence of zen buddhism on the Art of Georgia O'Keeffe
Influence of zen buddhism on the Art of Georgia O'Keeffe
Influence of zen buddhism on the Art of Georgia O'Keeffe
Influence of zen buddhism on the Art of Georgia O'Keeffe
Influence of zen buddhism on the Art of Georgia O'Keeffe
Influence of zen buddhism on the Art of Georgia O'Keeffe
Influence of zen buddhism on the Art of Georgia O'Keeffe
Influence of zen buddhism on the Art of Georgia O'Keeffe
Influence of zen buddhism on the Art of Georgia O'Keeffe
Influence of zen buddhism on the Art of Georgia O'Keeffe
Influence of zen buddhism on the Art of Georgia O'Keeffe
Influence of zen buddhism on the Art of Georgia O'Keeffe
Influence of zen buddhism on the Art of Georgia O'Keeffe
Influence of zen buddhism on the Art of Georgia O'Keeffe
Influence of zen buddhism on the Art of Georgia O'Keeffe
Influence of zen buddhism on the Art of Georgia O'Keeffe
Influence of zen buddhism on the Art of Georgia O'Keeffe
Influence of zen buddhism on the Art of Georgia O'Keeffe
Influence of zen buddhism on the Art of Georgia O'Keeffe
Influence of zen buddhism on the Art of Georgia O'Keeffe
Influence of zen buddhism on the Art of Georgia O'Keeffe
Influence of zen buddhism on the Art of Georgia O'Keeffe
Influence of zen buddhism on the Art of Georgia O'Keeffe
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Influence of zen buddhism on the Art of Georgia O'Keeffe

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Long before Georgia O’Keeffe started painting flowers or the great landscapes of the Southwest, she explored total abstraction and monochrome palate beginning in 1912. She delved deep into the world …

Long before Georgia O’Keeffe started painting flowers or the great landscapes of the Southwest, she explored total abstraction and monochrome palate beginning in 1912. She delved deep into the world of Zen Buddhist inspired art making to get to the very essence of thing, not an imitation, but the TRUTH...the Zen way of seeing the world...

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  • 1. Presenting… The new book on Georgia O’Keeffe
  • 2. The Concept: Long before Georgia O’Keeffe started painting flowers or the great landscapes of the Southwest, she explored total abstraction and monochrome palate beginning in 1912. She delved deep into the world of Zen Buddhist inspired art making to get to the very essence of thing, not an imitation, but the TRUTH...the Zen way of seeing the world...
  • 3. Georgia O’Keeffe July 19, 1915 Georgia O'Keeffe during her time at the University of Virginia Photographer: Rufus W. Holsinger (1866–1930)
  • 4. Georgia O’Keeffe: A Portrait –Hands and Watercolor by Alfred Stieglitz 1917 The book will explore her formative years…
  • 5. Dead Rabbit and Copper Pot Georgia O’Keeffe, 1908 While studying at the Art Students League in New York, she won the League's William Merritt Chase still-life prize for her oil painting. Despite the award, the traditional art education route left her searching for more inspiration…
  • 6. The influence of Japanese Zen Buddhism began to permeate the Modern art movement in France beginning in the 1860’s. These artists began to paint The Buddha and explore new inspiration for their art: ~ Odilon Redon ~ Paul Gauguin ~ Vincent Van Gogh
  • 7. The Buddha Odilon Redon, 1902
  • 8. The Buddha Paul Gauguin, 1898
  • 9. Young Buddha Odilon Redon, 1902
  • 10. The Buddha and Nirvanna Odilon Redon 1902-1904
  • 11. Masters of Japanese woodblock printing heavily influenced the modern artists working in Paris Hokusai painting the Great Daruma in 1817 Cranes from Quick Lessons in Simplified Drawing
  • 12. Vincent Van Gogh (R) copying Katsushika Hokusai (L) Vincent Van Gogh often copied the Japanese Master, Katsushika Hokusai
  • 13. Portrait of Père Tanguy, Vincent van Gogh, 1887 (note the Japanese paintings in background)
  • 14. (2nd) Portrait of Père Tanguy, by Vincent van Gogh, 1887 (note the Japanese paintings in background)
  • 15. The Great Wave off Kanagawa, an ukiyo-e woodblock print by Japanese artist, Katsushika Hokusai, c. 1830 -1833
  • 16. Landscape by Zen Buddhist priest painter, Sesshu Toyo c. 1500
  • 17. Yoshitsune Falls, from the series Famous Waterfalls in Various Provinces Katsushika Hokusai, 1833
  • 18. While studying at the Art Students League in NYC, Georgia attended the Auguste Rodin show of drawings in 1908 and meets Stieglitz briefly. She will meet him again in 1916… Nude by Auguste Rodin, c.1900 from Rodin Exhibition gallery 291, c. 1908
  • 19. Stieglitz opened the first gallery in the U.S. to exhibit modern art. Gallery 291 was an apartment located at 291 5th Avenue. Photo c. 1908
  • 20. Nude by Auguste Rodin, from Rodin Exhibition at 291
  • 21. Photos of young Georgia O’Keeffe by photographer (later husband) Alfred Stieglitz
  • 22. Georgia O'Keeffe by Alfred Stieglitz,1918
  • 23. In 1914 she began her studies with Arthur Westley Dow and she begins to experiment with a monochrome palate No. 13 Special, 1916/1917 Charcoal on paper
  • 24. She later incorporate the color blue into her works. Kandinsky wrote a book in 1912, Concerning the Spiritual in Art, in which he claims blue is the color of spirituality
  • 25. Blue No. 2 by O’Keeffe, 1916
  • 26. Blue No. 1 Georgia O’Keeffe, 1916
  • 27. Blue Lines, 1916 Georgia O'Keeffe
  • 28. Georgia O’Keeffe meets Alfred Stieglitz again… Stieglitz is “the father of modern photography”, founder of gallery 291, founder of Camera Work photographic journal, and her future husband. Self-portrait, 1887
  • 29. The turning point: In 1914 Georgia studies with her mentor, Arthur Westley Dow at Teachers College at Columbia University.
  • 30. Arthur Dow, artist and arts educator
  • 31. Arthur Westley Dow by A. Coburn 1903
  • 32. Crater Lake, oil on canvas, 1919 Arthur W. Dow
  • 33. Arthur W. Dow by A. Coburn 1903
  • 34. Arthur Dow’s associate and mentor: Ernest F. Fenollosa He became the expert on Japanese art working between Japan and Boston University
  • 35. Arthur W. Dow published his revolutionary book Composition, 1899 It explored Zen Buddhist inspired Japanese art making.
  • 36. Exercise No. 66 on “No-tan” by Arthur W. Dow for Composition
  • 37. Evening Star , Georgia O’Keeffe 1917 Georgia O’Keeffe moves to Amarillo, TX and paints the Texas landscape
  • 38. In 1916 her friend Anita Pollitzer sends Alfred Stieglitz her work without her knowledge. Stieglitz tries to show the works at 291 without her permission. This begins their friendship….
  • 39. Light Coming on the Plains Georgia O’Keeffe, 1917
  • 40. Stieglitz shows these photos of O’Keeffe in a very controversial exhibition in NYC. Stieglitz later leaves his wife and child and they get married.
  • 41. Photograph of Georgia O'Keeffe by Alfred Stieglitz in 1918.
  • 42. Photograph of Georgia O'Keeffe by Alfred Stieglitz in 1918.
  • 43. Lessons in harmony, balance and uncovering the truth in nature lead O’Keeffe to see the world around her in a new light. Black Iris O’Keeffe, 1926
  • 44. Abstraction White Rose by Georgia O’Keeffe, 1927
  • 45. Learn more about Georgia O’Keeffe: Book Available: Amazon Kindle Note: you do Not need a Kindle device to read it. Download a Free Kindle Reader for any computer, tablet or phone. Enjoy. www.theartistorychannel.com Sharon M. Fitzgerald, MA

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