Georgia O’Keeffe serves as Monet & Me’s point of inspiration for this week! Students are creating floral compositions with watercolor and acrylic paint on a colorful canvas. The artistic style, abstraction is discussed and encouraged as each child is exploring his or her creative means. The importance of color and composition is introduced as we discuss artistic terminology.
Now, let’s talk about O’Keeffe! This iconic American Painter, who died at 98 is most known for her abstract studies of flowers, but has also been recognized for her compositions of landscapes, reclining animals, and animal bones. As a New Mexican, she was highly influenced by her desert surrounding’s, which served as an artistic inspiration. O’Keeffe was devoted to creating art expressing “the wideness and wonder of the world as I live in it.” Georgia O’Keeffe’s life and work are celebrated at the Georgia O’Keefe Museum located in New Mexico, (visit here: okeeffemuseum.org).
Next up, De Kooning!
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