Georgia O'Keeffe


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Georgia O'Keeffe

  1. 1. Artist Project: Georgia O’Keeffe By Harrison Alpaugh
  2. 2. Vital Statistics <ul><li>Born: November 15, 1887 in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin </li></ul><ul><li>Died: March 6, 1986 </li></ul><ul><li>Second of Seven Children </li></ul><ul><li>O’Keeffe since childhood, wanted to be an artist. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Personal Back round <ul><li>Attended the Art institute of Chicago. </li></ul><ul><li>Took a little break from art, then went to a modern art school in South Carolina. Arthur Dow, a teacher at the school, sent her work to a studio in New York. The studio loved her work so much they showed her work without her consent in a gallery. </li></ul><ul><li>She lived in New York painting for the same studio. She married Alfred Stieglitz, the head of the studio. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Historical Events <ul><li>Civil Rights Movement </li></ul><ul><li>World War I </li></ul><ul><li>World War II </li></ul><ul><li>Great Depression </li></ul>
  5. 5. Art Influences <ul><li>Art Deco a form of architecture and painting that involves bright colors and abstract shapes. </li></ul><ul><li>Impressionism </li></ul><ul><li>Her Family and growing up </li></ul><ul><li>Nature and the Wilderness </li></ul><ul><li>New Mexico </li></ul>
  6. 6. O’Keeffe’s Main Work and Inspiration <ul><li>O’Keeffe took a trip with her husband to New Mexico just for vacation. </li></ul><ul><li>She was inspired by the Native American Southwestern Art </li></ul>
  7. 7. Stylistic Traits of O’Keeffe <ul><li>Landscape/Nature </li></ul><ul><li>Shadows </li></ul><ul><li>Blending colors </li></ul><ul><li>Something in the center to attract attention </li></ul><ul><li>Mello Background </li></ul>
  8. 8. White Flower on Red Earth <ul><li>This art work is called White Flower on Red Earth. It shows most of the traits I explained in the slide before. It plays with shadows and a clear imagine in the middle of the painting to catch the person who is looking at the art’s eyes. Also she blends bright and mellow. It involves bright colors in the back round and white, a moderate color as the main focus </li></ul>
  9. 9. White Trumpet <ul><li>This painting shows the stylistic traits of a blended back round, shadows, and a clear imagine in front to catch the eye. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Poppy <ul><li>This is Poppy, a more well known O’Keeffe painting. It demonstrates a blended back round, shadows, and a clear imagine in front to attract the lookers eye. It also involves bright colors. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Red Poppy by Harrison Alpaugh <ul><li>My art demonstrats qualities that are in O’Keeffe’s work. </li></ul><ul><li>It plays with shadows, is about nature, lots of blended colors, something in the center to attract the eye, and a soft, mello background. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Conclusion <ul><li>O’Keeffe is a very successful artist. Most of her artwork is prized and many are in museums. She was featured on American Masters, a show on PBS about great American Artists. Her artwork is amazing and receives great praise from many. “I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way”-Georgia O’Keeffe. This quote demonstrates how she lived through her art. Georgia O’Keeffe was an amazing person who lived an amazing life. Her art is incredible and I really enjoy it. It was a lot of fun studying Georgia O’Keeffe. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Questions?