Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Do-Something-Everyday: Georgia on My Mind


Do-Something-Everyday: April 20, 2016

I did this papercut of a photo I took of the exterior of  Georgia O'Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe last November (see below). O'Keefe, a former New Yorker, lived the last five decades of her life in Abiquiu, New Mexico, capturing its magical landscape in oil paintings. The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe houses the largest permanent collection of her work in the world. When I was visiting Santa Fe in November 2015, the museum was running an exhibition titled "From New York to New Mexico: Masterworks of American Modernism".
The exhibition included O'Keeffe and several other Modern artists. Fortunately, the museum allowed photographing some of the paintings which I have posted below. The paintings of O'Keeffe are the orchid, kachina doll, the pencil sketch and the finished oil painting of the adobe building.

I am linking my papercut which I call "Georgia on my mind" to the Art Journal Journey April Challenge, the theme of which is "For the Record". Georgia on my mind is an iconic song made immortal by Ray Charles and, although the song refers to a different Georgia, it applies very well here.













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12 comments:

  1. Looks like a great exhibition. Lovely paper-cut, thanks for linking to us at Art Journal Journey, Valerie

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  2. what beautiful art and a great classic song perfect for this post. Thanks for joining in at AJJ!

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  3. Stunning art with the strong, beautiful song.
    Happy PPF xx

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  4. This is such a beautifully inspired page thanks for telling us the backgound behind it. Lovely exhibition too

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  5. I like your thinking for this challenge - a really clever take on the song title. We'll be going through Santa Fe on our route 66 road trip later this year and I'm so looking forward to it! I'll look out for the museum.

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  6. Great exhibit all terrific pieces including your own!
    Thanks for sharing!

    Hugs Giggles

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  7. what an amazing exhibition!!! this is beautiful!

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  8. Amazing artwork Indira, I adore those shadows.
    It looks like a great exhibition. Very inspiring.
    Thanks for sharing and Happy PPF to you

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  9. Some really beautiful art. I love the calla lily.

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  10. How perfectly lovely. Your artwork is like a smooth stone--Just as I love to touch a smooth stone, your paintings are something I would like to sit and look at a long while.

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  11. She was an amazing artist. I enjoyed seeing the paintings and the place. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  12. Next time I go to NM I will make sure I stop at the museum, I love visiting... the calla is beautiful ♥

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