DAILY ART FIX: Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz: Love and Art Amidst the Spanish Flu

Art world links which caught my eye…

Alfred Stieglitz “Georgia O’Keeffe”

We remember Georgia O’Keeffe as a painter of flowers and bones. Less known are the intimate series of photographs made of her by art world pioneer Alfred Stieglitz, her future husband. Key quote from the article:

Although Stieglitz created over 300 photographs of O’Keeffe throughout their long relationship, it was in 1918, when the heat of their love was brand new and the world was in chaos, that his camera lens became the instrument of his passion, exploring every inch of her face, her long graceful limbs and naked body often in languid repose. 

Read the full article here: ART & OBJECT – Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz: Love and Art Amidst the Spanish Flu


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ART QUOTES: On Spirituality

“Spiritual art is not about fairyland. It is about taking hold of the rough texture of life. It is about addressing the shadow and making friends with wild dogs. Spirituality is the awareness that everything in life is for a higher purpose.”

-The Remodernism Manifesto



Howard Pyle “A Wolf Had Not Been Seen In Salem for Thirty Years”

“Be it known that the spiritual world in outward appearance is entirely similar to the natural world.”

-Howard Pyle



Billy Childish “Toni Kurz Descending”

“You have to have the guts to engage with your own spiritual journey, which is what life is for. It can be reflected in art, but art won’t take you there on its own. It’s not good enough. You actually have to use your inquiring mind and question yourself and the bullshit of things. You have to avoid getting tied up in intellectual and ironic gameplay, which will not liberate you. We want freedom, we want liberation, and you’re not going to get it in postmodernism. You’re going to get it through authentic engagement.”

-Billy Childish



Alfred Stieglitz “Georgia O’Keeffe, Hands, 1918”

“It is not art in the professionalized sense about which I care, but that which is created sacredly, as a result of a deep inner experience, with all of oneself, and that becomes ‘art’ in time.”

-Alfred Stieglitz 


Paul Klee “Fairy Tale of the Dwarf”

“My hand is entirely the implement of a distant sphere. It is not my head that functions but something else, something higher, something somewhere remote. I must have great friends there, dark as well as bright… They are all very kind to me.”

-Paul Klee