Georgia O'Keeffe Quotes About Feminism, Flowers

Georgia O’Keeffe Quotes About Feminism, Flowers

Georgia O'Keeffe was an American artist, from 15 November 1887 until 6 March 1986. Her paintings were renowned for expanded vegetation, New York skyscrapers and landscapes of New Mexico. O'Keeffe's "Mother of American Modernism" has been recognized At the Chicago Art Institute School, O'Keeffe started her serious formal art training in 1905 and later on the New York Art Students League, but she felt limited by her lessons that concentrated her attention on recreating or copying items in nature. In 1908, because she could not finance higher education, she served as a professional illustrator for two years and between 1911 and 1918 taught in Virginia, Texas and South Carolina.

Georgia O’Keeffe Quotes:

You get whatever accomplishment you are willing to declare.

Georgia O’Keeffe

I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for.

Georgia O’Keeffe

When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it’s your world for the moment. I want to give that world to someone else. Most people in the city rush around so, they have no time to look at a flower. I want them to see it whether they want to or not.

Georgia O’Keeffe

One can’t paint New York as it is, but rather as it is felt.

Georgia O’Keeffe

Nobody sees a flower really; it is so small. We haven’t time, and to see takes time – like to have a friend takes time.

Georgia O’Keeffe

To create one’s world in any of the arts takes courage.

Georgia O’Keeffe

I decided that if I could paint that flower in a huge scale, you could not ignore its beauty.

Georgia O’Keeffe

Sun-bleached bones were most wonderful against the blue – that blue that will always be there as it is now after all man’s destruction is finished.

Georgia O’Keeffe

I hate flowers – I paint them because they’re cheaper than models and they don’t move.

Georgia O’Keeffe

I feel there is something unexplored about woman that only a woman can explore.

Georgia O’Keeffe

One can not be an American by going about saying that one is an American. It is necessary to feel America, like America, love America and then work.

Georgia O’Keeffe

Marks on paper are free – free speech – press – pictures all go together I suppose.

Georgia O’Keeffe

Singing has always seemed to me the most perfect means of expression. It is so spontaneous. And after singing, I think the violin. Since I cannot sing, I paint.

Georgia O’Keeffe

It was in the 1920s, when nobody had time to reflect, that I saw a still-life painting with a flower that was perfectly exquisite, but so small you really could not appreciate it.

Georgia O’Keeffe

The days you work are the best days.

Georgia O’Keeffe

Anyone who doesn’t feel the crosses simply doesn’t get that country.

Georgia O’Keeffe

I believe I would rather have Stieglitz like something – anything I had done – than anyone else I know.

Georgia O’Keeffe

I decided to start anew, to strip away what I had been taught.

Georgia O’Keeffe

I had to create an equivalent for what I felt about what I was looking at – not copy it.

Georgia O’Keeffe

I have things in my head that are not like what anyone has taught me – shapes and ideas so near to me – so natural to my way of being and thinking that it hasn’t occurred to me to put them down.

Georgia O’Keeffe
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