Daisy- O’keefe

The art object I chose was Yellow Hickory Leaves with Daisy, by Georgia O;Keeffe.I saw this piece at the Art Institute of Chicago.I was drawn to this piece of art because of the delicate nature. My initial feeling is one of femininity.O;Keeffe;s lines have very feminine curves, the layers, folds and depths make me feel like she could have painted a nude woman and portrayed the same message.Notice the small but very vivid daisy in the lowest central point.
I chose this piece because I saw it as the essence of femininity.The softness of the yellow leaves and the brightness of the white daisy made me feel peaceful.The small green lines around the edge of the ovules of the flower bring to light the veins in the leaves which give the piece continuation.
When I compare my thoughts on this piece, the relationship between the flower and the leaves relate directly to the anatomy of a woman.The anatomy of a flower is much like that of a woman.It carries pollen and produces seeds.The female part of a flower is called a pistil.The pistil is made up of three parts which are the stigma, style, and ovary.The stigma traps and holds the pollen.The style is a tube like structure that holds up the stigma and leads down to the ovary that contains the ovules that become the seeds.This is suggestive of the reproductive system of a human female.
This piece portrays the complexity and the tenderness of a woman.The many layers and depths of the leaves are reminiscent of a woman;s strength.Yet the softness of her lines and curves in the flower and leaves describe the gentle and affectionate side of a woman.
O;Keeffe;s philosophy about flowers was to paint what she saw.;I;ll paint what I see ; what the flower is to me but I;ll paint it big… I will make even busy New Yorkers take time to see what I see of flowers; (Thomson, 21). She spent her very early ye…


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