Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Artist Study: Georgia O'Keeffe

 Our November artist study (which spilled into December) was on Georgia O'Keeffe.

 We read My Name is Georgia by Jeanette Winter, who also wrote Cowboy Charlie about Charles M. Russell.

 Georgia in Hawaii tells about when the Hawaiian Pineapple Company brought Georgia O'Keeffe to Hawaii to paint pictures for their ads.

 We also painted our own giant flower pictures!

 On Georgia O'Keeffe's birthday we visited Crystal Bridges Museum to see some of the art that she and her husband collected.

 There were some of her paintings in the collection, too!  (Flying Backbone)

Radiator Building--Night, New York

I had originally planned to study her during the spring, but since Crystal Bridges had the special exhibition, we changed things up.  It's always cool to get to see some of the artist's work in person!  I've changed plans again for January so we can see some Calders in person (though we did see one at Crystal Bridges before) here in town!

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