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NEW SERIES! Artist Cheat Sheet: Georgia O’Keeffe

Thursday, March 4, 2010 · 10 Comments

SAY you’re not super knowledgeable about art, but you do know you love _______ (enter famous artist here). You may have observed that your love of Picasso or Klimt won’t do you much good in the pursuit of living with art; the truth is you probably aren’t going to fork over millions to park these artists’ paintings in your den. However, with a bit of guidance, you can draw on these preferences as a means to develop your taste on current (and affordable) art.

This series will help you do just that: each week I’ll match a major artist of the 19th or 20th c. (e.g. Henri Matisse, Mark Rothko, Keith Haring) with current independent artists who share the artist’s style, subject, color palette, etc. Although there’s nothing wrong with enjoying print reproductions of famous artists, now you’ll have other enticing options to consider.

Please feel free to leave suggestions for future artists. Thanks!

If you like O’Keeffe’s flowers…

…then you might just like the work of Faith Evans-Sills, Rachel Ann Austin or Yellena James.

If you like O’Keeffe’s abstracts…

…then you might like the work of Julie Evans, Sophia Brueckner or Serena Mitnik-Miller.

And if you like O’Keeffe’s architectural work…

…you might like work by Laura Marie Walker, Ryan Kapp or Kari Maxwell.

Tags: Art

10 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Lindsay // Mar 4, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    I love this idea of matching well-known artists with current, lesser known artists. How cool! I can’t wait to see more!

  • 2 Liesl // Mar 4, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    This is a great idea! I love this post. Looking forward to seeing more.

  • 3 Cathy // Mar 5, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    I love it- nice work!

  • 4 faith // Mar 6, 2010 at 6:20 am

    Great idea of matching the styles to help people find artists who’s work they connect with! You’ve got a great eye. I’m honored to be mentioned here with O’Keefe’s flowers, I’m such a big fan of hers and the O’Keefe Museum in Santa Fe is my absolute favorite!

  • 5 Kate // Mar 8, 2010 at 9:21 am

    Thanks everyone for the feedback! This post was A LOT of work but I think it’s worth it to help people take the leap of getting into current art. Thanks for confirming this! : )

  • 6 Laura Marie Walker // Mar 18, 2010 at 12:29 am

    Thank you for featuring my work! I love your website and glad to have it as a resource!
    -Laura Marie Walker

  • 7 Kate // Mar 18, 2010 at 9:41 am

    Hi Laura Marie
    You’re welcome and thanks so much for the kind words! It means a lot to me.
    All the best!

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