Saturday, March 30, 2013

Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

Outside the museum
Black Hollycock and Blue Larkspur Georgia O'Keeffe 1930
A great quote explaining why O'Keeffe paints big flowers.
Posted by PicasaAfter coming thought the Raton Pass we stopped at a the first tourist information spot. Really what we wanted was a current New Mexico map. What we found was a flier for the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe. Knowing she's my favorite artist Nathan suggested we stop. I hesitated knowing stopping would delay our arrival in El Paso but was convinced by the fact that we don't know when we'll be in Santa Fe again.
Looking back we're all glad we stopped. The museum isn't huge but it's beautiful. Actually the first beautiful thing we noticed was the city of Santa Fe. It's classic desert southwest in appearance. The buildings are stucco, the town square a some small festival with mariachi music and performing folks, and there were budding trees and blooming flowers making their first spring appearance. Inside the museum we looked at beautiful works of art. Georgia is known for her large scale flowers, desert landscapes, and abstracts. We saw examples of them all as well and photographs and a history of her work. We bought a few small prints that I've framed now that we're home.

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