Georgie O’Keeffeová citáty

Georgie O’Keeffeová foto

1   0

Georgie O’Keeffeová

Datum narození: 15. listopad 1887
Datum úmrtí: 6. březen 1986

Georgia O'Keeffe byla jednou z největších amerických malířek 20. století. Zaujala významnou pozici v americkém umění, a to nejen díky své tvorbě, ale i způsobem života v divočině Nového Mexika. Její kariéra sahá od počátku amerického modernismu až po abstraktní tendence 50. a 60. let. U jejích děl se také můžeme setkat s expresivní barevností. Hlavními náměty se jí staly New York, květiny a krajina Nového Mexika.


„Nic není méně reálné než realismus. Jen když člověk vybírá, třídí a stanovuje těžiště, narazí na pravý význam věci.“

„It's not enough to be nice in life. You've got to have nerve.“


„I've been absolutely terrified every moment of my life and I've never let it keep me from doing a single thing that I wanted to do.“

„Nobody sees a flower - really - it is so small it takes time - we haven't time - and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time.“ Georgia O'Keeffe

„I have already settled it for myself so flattery and criticism go down the same drain and I am quite free.“

„If you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it's your world for a moment.“

„Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant, there is no such thing. Making your unknown known is the important thing--and keeping the unknown always beyond you.“

„I think it's so foolish for people to want to be happy. Happy is so momentary--you're happy for an instant and then you start thinking again. Interest is the most important thing in life; happiness is temporary, but interest is continuous.“


„I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way... things I had no words for.“

„Where I was born and where and how I have lived is unimportant. It is what I have done with where I have been that should be of interest.“

„To create one's world in any of the arts takes courage.“

„I wish people were all trees and I think I could enjoy them then.“


„I have things in my head that are not like what anyone taught me — shapes and ideas so near to me, so natural to my way of being and thinking.“

„My first memory is of light -- the brightness of light -- light all around.“

„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.“

„To create one's own world takes courage.“

Podobní autoři

Citát se vám libí,
sdílejte ho s přáteli na .