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Famous Georgia O'Keeffe Quotes and Sayings|
Inspirational Art Quotes by the famous American
female painter Georgia O'Keeffe
born Georgia Totto O'Keeffe - Wisconsin,
USA - 15th of November, 1887 / Died 6th of March, 1986
O'Keeffe paintings included large, close up views of flowers. She also painted
semi-abstract works, symbolic paintings, and landscapes of New Mexico.
+ So I said
to myself, I'll paint what I see-what the flower is to me but I'll paint it big
and they will be surprised into taking the time to look at it-I will make even
busy New Yorkers take time to see what I see of flowers.
+ Objective painting
is not good painting unless it is good in the abstract sense. A hill or tree cannot
make a good painting just because it is a hill or tree. It is lines and colors
put together so that they may say something.
+ I found I could say things
with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way.. things I had no words
+ To create one's own world in any of the arts takes courage.
+ I don't very much enjoy looking at paintings in general. I know too much
about them. I take them apart.
+ 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.