I'd heard her name before, but never really connected it with any particular works of art or a style or anything. I'm pretty much a novice when it comes to art appreciation, but I know what I like when I see it (e.g. Klimt's crazy patterns, Rembrandt's incredible use of brightness and shadows).
Enter O'Keeffe's world of mind-blowing colour, swirly abstraction, overblown flowers that suck you right in, and the impression that somehow — like Dalí — she sees the world in a radically different way than you or I might.
I bought some prints, and finally got around to having them framed and/or matted. Today, despite the potential protestations of Crazy Cat Lady to "all that noise up there," I got out the nails and started hammering into my rock-hard walls, which may or may not be made of some sort of space-age polymer impervious to any such intrusion. So now I have these gracing the walls of my living room:
White Rose Abstraction (1927)
Black Hollyhock Blue Larkspur (1930)
Pelvis Series, Red with Yellow (1945)
Will this turn into a full-time "art blog?" Tune in several times an hour to find out!