Georgia O'Keefe - Landscapes of the Soul

Ref: C2345485

The themes Georgia O'Keefe liked to paint were rooted in the natural world she loved, including landscape. After her first visit to New Mexico in 1929 she spent part of every year there and moved there permanently in 1949. Her aim was not mimetic. Rather, her art was rooted .in an emotional response to her environment. She set out to to capture the subject's essence - its 'soul'. Through colour and metaphor she painted what she admitted she could never have put into words

Course aim

This session explores the landscape paintings of Georgia O'Keefe

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No previous experience is necessary - just a lively, open-minded interest in art!

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Recognize some of the different approaches O'Keefe used in her landscape paintings - simplification and intensity of colour, for example
  • Understand why the artist was drawn to the New Mexico landscape
  • Identify some of the major themes/symbols of her work - her inclusion of skulls and bones for example
  • Evaluate some of the significant social and cultural influences on her work

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

A booklist and suggested web sites will be available on line

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Georgia O'Keefe - Landscapes of the Soul


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