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In visiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art there was one particular painter whose work really stood out for me and held the biggest inspiration on me as someone who is trying to pursue art. This famous painter was Georgia O'Keeffe who established most of her work in the early 1900's. She was one of the leading American Artists of her time.
O’Keeffe’s later paintings have been categorized as Modern. This refers to a period of art from the 1860’s all the way through to the 1970’s when artists began to step back from traditional art and be different and unorthodox. Modern art is characterized by changing attitudes about art, an interest in contemporary events as subjects, personal artistic expression, and freedom from realism.
Georgia O’Keeffe’s urban works are most closely associated with Precisionism which is also known as Cubist Realism. What is Precisionism? It is a style of painting in which an object is depicted realistically with an emphasis on the geometrical form of the object. Some of the important American artists involved with this movement or style, other than Georgia O’Keeffe, are Charles DeMuth, Preston Dickinson, Louis Lozowick, and Charles Sheeler. One can get a pretty good idea of what exactly was involved with this type of painting just from the name. The choice of subject and style was accomplished with careful precision.
“A Storm” is a sumptuous pastel that captures the awesome sight of a raging electrical storm over water. O’Keeffe created a jolting contrast between the deep blue pastel of the water and sky, smudged and velvety, and the sharp angular bolt of red lightning outlined in yellow. This dramatic scene, which she most likely witnessed at Lake George, includes the surprising appearance of a full moon reflected in the lake at lower left. Although O’Keeffe’s pastels were exhibited often during the 1920s and 1930s, they represent a less familiar aspect of her oeuvre. This painting was created i…


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