In the begging or her career she did simple charcoal drawings and watercolors (1915-1918)
Her work is considered Modernism
Canyon with crows 1917 Abstraction 1915
Charcoal Drawings No name for drawing
No name for drawing
Alfred Stieglitz In 1914-1915 she began a series of abstract charcoal drawings that are now recognized as being among the most innovative in all of American art of the period. She mailed them to internationally known photographer Alfred Stieglitz Alfred Stieglitz exhibited 10 of her charcoal abstractions in May. In the spring of 1918 he offered O'Keeffe financial support to paint for a year in New York. Calla Lillies on red 1928 Red Maple 1922 The Steerage, 1907 Hands 1918
Starting Out She did large – scale painting of flowers, leaves, and trees. Most were close-up views, witch was" one of the most remarkable abstractions of her entire career." Paintings of flowers are now among her most famous pieces of work. Calla lily turned away 1923 Canna red and orange 1926 Abstraction white rose 1927
A Sunflower from Maggie 1937
Two Calla Lilies on pink 1928
Radiator Building-Night 1927
Mules skull with pink poinsettia 1936 Black rock with white background 1963 Winter tree 1953 O'Keeffe lived and worked at the Ghost Ranch house part of each year beginning in the mid-1930s In December 1945, O’Keeffe purchased a 5,000-square-foot Spanish Colonial–era compound in Abiquiu where she O’Keeffe created some of her most famous paintings Her house at ghost ranch
Ram's Head White Hollyhock and Little Hill 1935
In a letter written to her friend Maria Chabot, she wrote: "It is breathtaking as one rises up over the world one has been living in, looking out at and looks down at it stretching away and away." The New Mexico landscape was her inspiration for almost five decades.
What she did altogether
Flowers: The first painting O'Keeffe created of a large-scale, magnified flower was in 1924. Paintings of flowers are now among her most famous pieces of work.
Landscapes: When O'Keeffe first visited New Mexico, she was inspired by the landscape
Bones: she became fascinated with painting bones of dead animals. In 1929 during a summer vacation to New Mexico, she changed her way of looking at painting. She said, "The bones 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. “
Urban / The City: O'Keeffe started painting the urban landscapes and skyscrapers when she and Stieglitz moved to the Shelton Hotel in New York. She had a great view and created such pieces like : The Shelton with Sunspots and Radiator Building-Night.
Shelton with Sunspots Untitled 1940 White trumpet flower 1932
1916 to 1984, and in 1970, the Whitney Museum of exhibited her work. “She became the heroine of the feminist movement, thus positioning her in the limelight.” Whether or not artists liked or disliked her work, “they acknowledge the fact that she established a place for women in an arena from which women had traditionally been excluded.”
She played a significant role in creating a place for women in the art world
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