Georgia O'Keeffe Quotes

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Georgia O'Keeffe Quotes

Filling a space in a beautiful way - that is what art means to me.
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My first memory is of light
the brightness of light
light all around.

— Georgia O'Keeffe

I can't live where I want to, I can't go where I want to go, I can't do what I want to, I can't even say what I want to. I decided I was a very stupid fool not to at least paint as I wanted to.

— Georgia O'Keeffe

You are one of my nicest thoughts.

— Georgia O'Keeffe

I do not like the idea of happyness - it is too momentary - I would say that I was always busy and interested in something - interest has more meaning to me than the idea of happyness.

— Georgia O'Keeffe

Marks on paper are free - free speech - press - pictures all go together I suppose.

— Georgia O'Keeffe

Filling a space in a beautiful way - that is what art means to me.

— Georgia O'Keeffe

Whether the flower or the color is the focus I do not know. I do know the flower is painted large to convey my experience with the flower - and what is my experience if it is not the color?

— Georgia O'Keeffe

I know I can not paint a flower, I can not paint the sun on the desert on a bright summer morning but maybe in terms of paint colour I can convey to you my experience of the flower or the experience that makes the flower of significance to me at that particular time.

— Georgia O'Keeffe

The simple fact of yourself ... there it is ... just you ... no excitement about it ... a very simple fact ... the only thing you have ... keep it as clear as you can.

— Georgia O'Keeffe

Before I put brush to canvas, I question, 'Is this mine? ... Is it influenced by some idea which I have acquired from some man? ... I am trying with all my skill to do a painting that is all of women, as well as all of me.

— Georgia O'Keeffe

Sometimes I start in a very realistic fashion, and as I go on from one painting to another of the same kind, it becomes simplified until it can be nothing but abstraction.

— Georgia O'Keeffe

I find that I have painted my life - things happening in my life - without knowing.

— Georgia O'Keeffe

We'd make love. Afterwards he would take photographs of me. (On modeling for Alfred Stieglitz)

— Georgia O'Keeffe

I like to convey the idea that art is important in everyday life.

— Georgia O'Keeffe

My painting is what I have to give back to the world for what the world gives to me.

— Georgia O'Keeffe

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