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Artists evolve as they learn the rules of their trade But they also mature when they learn more about themselves and become more sincere in their works Georgia OKeeffe and Maya Angelou both show this type of growth As a young woman Georgia OKeeffe painted a variety of different subjects most of which had to do with nature She tended to fill large areas of space with solid colours separating them with lines of blank canvas The colours as a whole created an abstract picture of a natural subject such as a tent an evening star or a canyon Abstract painting was a popular trend of the time one that she probably learned from her schooling As she grew older she narrowed her interests and created her own unique style One of her interests was collecting the skulls of animals so she painted these skulls The skulls arent beautiful items at least not in my opinion But theyre what remains of an animal once it has passed on The animal may have been bold It may have been sacrificed to a god or to allow another animal to survive Whatever the animals life was like or its death it is gone now and the skull what remains OKeeffe paints this reality Perhaps as she matured she saw the reality of death and that may be why she was so fascinated by animal skulls Another interest of OKeeffes that emerged during her midlife was flowers This is the subject for which she is most well known When most people think of Georgia OKeeffe they think of her flowers When many artists look at Georgia OKeeffes flowers they see it as a representation of a females genitals Perhaps in early life OKeeffe wasnt bold enough to create these paintings But then in mid life she painted huge pictures of flowers so that all the world could see women so that men
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