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I found this book during a Sunday afternoon bookstore prowl in the early 1990 s, probably around 1992 or soI read it cover to cover and found my way back to making art the way I wanted to make art, but I had to go through a lot of paper and canvas, paint and pencils before I really got to the core of what I wanted to makeit s a fascinating read and powerful, especially for the artist This book is a catalog from a national tour of O Keeffe s works that was published by the National Gallery I saw this exhibit in Los Angeles in 1989 when living in Claremont and was able to see many of her works in person for the first time Since then, the O Keeffe Museum has opened in Santa Fe and her artwork has, unfortunately, been trivialized by too much access through popular outlets This doesn t diminish her own life and work she was authentic and original in her efforts. In the summer of 2015, my husband and I took a road trip through the Southwest In New Mexico, we stopped at the Georgia O Keeffe Museum I have always been drawn to O Keeffe s use of color, and it was a dream come true to see just how vibrant the colors are in real life I picked up this book last year at The Bookery, a used bookstore in Placerville It was such a delight to read O Keeffe s letters to friends and acquaintances Her use of punctuation was inventive, but, through these letters, I In the summer of 2015, my husband and I took a road trip through the Southwest In New Mexico, we stopped at the Georgia O Keeffe Museum I have always been drawn to O Keeffe s use of color, and it was a dream come true to see just how vibrant the colors are in real life I picked up this book last year at The Bookery, a used bookstore in Placerville It was such a delight to read O Keeffe s letters to friends and acquaintances Her use of punctuation was inventive, but, through these letters, I canfully see how much New Mexico meant to her Indeed, during my visit to New Mexico almost two summers ago, I could see the appeal of the land the wideness, the openness, nothing but sky and desert Her letters include these hints of the grand mystery of the land I loved her letter to Anita Pollitzer from 1915 In the letter, she writes, I m glad I want everything in the world good and bad bitter and sweet I want it all and a lot of it too p 142 I thought this line she wrote to Russel Vernon Hunter was lovely Try to paint your world as tho sic you are the first man looking at it the wind and the hear and the cold the dust and the vast starlit night p 214 There is also a letter she wrote to Eleanor Roosevelt in 1944 Mrs Roosevelt was opposed to the Equal Rights Amendment O Keeffe wrote in support of the Equal Rights Amendment It could very much change the girl child s idea of her place in the world I would like each child to feel responsible for the country and that no door for any activity they may choose is closed on account of sex p 235 There is also a passage where O Keeffe meets a black girl who seems to make O Keeffe think about O Keeffe s own prejudices and privileges I had no idea before of the the many things color of the skin can means and do it is sad That black girl had something that made me discount the color of her skin as I never have with any other colored person p 251 The year is 1949 There is also a letter she wrote in 1950 that is just great fun to me It s about mint tea and snakes I have a patch of mint just outside the door that goes into the garden because I like mint tea Yes mint tea and snakes the mesa and the moon How are you O Keffe has such a unique perspective of life and on color, and she greatly contributed to the history of American art She is extremely attuned to Nature and its detail, and uses light, darkness in shades of color to juxtapose the concept in her mind Emotion is color to her Her most famous paintings of flowers are vivid and draws us into another world filled with the minute details of Nature This book is beautiful because it also contains a collection of letters O Keffe wrote to loved ones, O Keffe has such a unique perspective of life and on color, and she greatly contributed to the history of American art She is extremely attuned to Nature and its detail, and uses light, darkness in shades of color to juxtapose the concept in her mind Emotion is color to her Her most famous paintings of flowers are vivid and draws us into another world filled with the minute details of Nature This book is beautiful because it also contains a collection of letters O Keffe wrote to loved ones, and we have a rare glimpse into the whirlwind of sophistication and balance in her mind I highly recommend this for anyone wanting to understand American art ( Free ) ⚇ Georgia OKeeffe, Art and Letters / Jack Cowart, Juan Hamilton ; Letters Selected and Annotated by Sarah Greenough ⚔ The yearmarks the centennial of the birth of Georgia O Keeffe, one of our nation s best known and inventive artists, and this book of her art celebrates that event Approximatelycolor andblack and white illustrations If you can see O Keeffe s work in person, I highly recommend it The scale of some of her works doesn t come across even in a large book I was surprised by how many of her paintings and drawings I remembered having seen from this book which covers a retrospective exhibition.I enjoyed getting a sense of her as a person and artist through her letters It s definitely worth reading the notes about the letters which give context and background. Favorite quote from a letter to Russell Vernon Hunter, I am divided between my man and a life with him and something of the outdoorsthat is in my blood..I will have to get along withe my divided self the best way I can. I have been reading from this book and enjoying the reproduced paintings since we returned from Georgia O Keeffe s home and studio at Abiquiu The man who schedules tours at the tour starting point started talking about Georgia and Frank Lloyd Wright He recommended this book I need my own copy besides gorgeous prints reading her honest and direct letters to friends both known and unknown is like opening a window on her life Besides the letter to Wright I especially enjoyed her letter to Elean I have been reading from this book and enjoying the reproduced paintings since we returned from Georgia O Keeffe s home and studio at Abiquiu The man who schedules tours at the tour starting point started talking about Georgia and Frank Lloyd Wright He recommended this book I need my own copy besides gorgeous prints reading her honest and direct letters to friends both known and unknown is like opening a window on her life Besides the letter to Wright I especially enjoyed her letter to Eleanor Roosevelt regarding the Equal Rights Amendment In 1944 If you are a fan of O Keefe s art you will also enjoy the letters Someone who loves me searched the world over I exaggerate only slightly to get this book for me, and I LOVE it It feels like an intimate weekend week month year with O Keefe Her art, yes, of course, but the woman who dances through those lettersI do not often think about artists past I wish I had known her O Keefe, I d like to spent my entire afterlife with don t be jealous, Frida, you can come visit. I visited Abiquiu and an area within Ghost Ranch in New Mexico Interesting how some people are drawn to an area by the landscape and colors Wow, once I started reading this, it made sense and I really enjoyed the 1st person letters.