Georgia O’Keeffe: A Lifetime of Art | ArtThatFits Blog


I admit it. I’m a Lifetime-made-for-tv-movie watcher. Especially on a rainy Sunday…This is where I learned that “Georgia O’Keeffe – Her Life Was a Work of Art” will premiere on Saturday, September 19th at 9 PM ET/PT.

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Starring Joan Allen and Jeremy Irons, this Lifetime Original Movie chronicles O’Keeffe’s life, complete, I’m certain, with the emotional trials and tribulations Lifetime viewers have come to expect.  

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Georgia O’Keeffe, Pink Tulip,1926, oil on canvas, 36 x 30 inches.  The Baltimore Museum of Art, bequest of Mabel Garrison Siemonn, in memory of her husband George Siemonn.  © Georgia O’Keeffe Museum.

Beginning September 17th, just before the movie’s world premiere, Georgia O’Keeffe: Abstraction, will be on exhibit through January 17, 2010 at the The Whitney Museum of American Art in NYC. Over 130 paintings, drawings, watercolors and sculptures will be on display. In February, the exhibit travels to The Phillips Collection in Washington DC, then finally, in May, to the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, NM.  

Speaking of O’Keeffe and New Mexico… actress Charlize Theron recently did a photo shoot for Vogue, onsite at Ghost Ranch, one of O’Keeffe’s major inspirations.

Georgia O’Keeffe…

a woman:  “I feel there is something unexplored about women that only a woman can explore”.

an artist:  “I found I could say things with colors that I couldn’t say in any other way — things that I had no words for”.

an American:  “One can not be an American by going about saying that one is an American. It is necessary to feel America, like America, love America and then work”.

…and an icon.

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Filed under: Art, Artists, Exhibits, Inspiration, Museums, Nature, Quotes, TV on September 1st, 2009