During her long and fruitful life, Georgia O’Keefe created 2,500 works. The artist’s favorite subjects were a variety of plants, skulls and animal bones, but her works include such as “From the Lake”
You can draw the sea as realistically as possible, with all the details, like Aivazovsky – you can like Monet – put your vision of the element of water in the first place – or, like Georgia O’Keefe, you can show not the water surface itself, but your feelings and emotions when looking at it. And any person will immediately understand what the artist wanted to portray.
It is difficult to talk about the plot of the work when it simply does not exist. The artist’s feelings are shown in this picture, but what she saw at that moment will forever remain a mystery. Lines, colors, shapes, facets – everything is mixed in the picture, but mixed in a special order, giving rise to emotions close to the mood of the artist when creating this canvas. You shouldn’t take her work literally, and expect that something will suddenly appear from the waves of the lake.
Enjoy the author’s fantasy, with every fresh look at the picture, you can always notice something new, unusual, previously unknown – the whirlpool of the author’s emotions is sucked deeper into the lake of fantasy every time. Each viewer understands the work in his own way, and this gives special pleasure to both the viewer and the artist.
Year of painting: 1924.
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Genre: abstract painting.
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