Goergia O'Keeffe, International Women's Day, Modernism, Petunias, Phil Gennuso Arts, PRINTS, Women In Art
Celebrating women this week in honor of Internatinal Women’s Day, March 8, 2020!
Iconic American artist, Georgia O’Keeffe! It is hard to imagine that at one time she was not considered a major artist of the early and mid twentieth century.
Her style often blends Modernist techniques with her own life, and her love of natural landscapes. Flowers are certainly one of her favorite subjects. This work, Petunias #2, blends coloration, geometric design, and perspective, all in a fanciful way to capture the simple beauty of petunias, flowers which we see and experience very year. It is decorative, yes, almost in an Arts & Crafts kind of way, but it also scintillates with that special magic Georgia O’Keeffe often imparts with her unique styling.
For those who might be interested, I created a letter size print based on this painting, that came out well. You can check it out here: