About Georgia O’Keeffe Piatnik Playing Cards – Single Deck Set – Masterpieces
This beautiful Georgia O’Keeffe Piatnik Playing Cards single deck set features important works by the prominent 20th-century artist Georgia O’Keeffe. Georgia O’Keeffe was a visionary painter of nature and the New Mexican landscape, of New York skyscrapers and vast, meticulous flower studies. Enriching Piatnik’s celebration of this great American Modernist artist, this single deck set of cards also includes photographic portraits by the notorious photographer Alfred Stieglitz, her lover, and husband. More details on Georgia O’Keeffe Piatnik Playing Cards – Single Deck Set – Masterpieces:
- Dimensions (package): 2.6 x 0.8 x 3.6 inches
- Weight: 0.5 lbs (est)
- Features: 1 x 55 playing cards in a tuck box. Individual front- and back design
- O’Keffee American Modernist Playing Cards.
- Made in Austria.
About Georgia O’Keeffe
The Wisconsin-born artist Georgia O’Keeffe moved from the town of Canyon, Texas to New York City in 1918, where she met Alfred Stieglitz who played a major role in promoting the Avant-Garde in the United States by establishing an art gallery at 291 Fifth Avenue in New York. In his gallery, he exhibited the latest works in both European and American Art including his notorious Armory Show, which played an important role in the history of early 20th-century art in America. Stieglitz began to exhibit O’Keeffe’s works at his gallery and drew her into his avant-garde circle of painters and photographers. Stieglitz’s interest in capturing the machine age in his photographs intersected with O’Keeffe’s interest in the fast-paced lifestyle in the city. As a Precisionist, O’Keeffe reduced her images to simple planes, doing so in images representing skyscrapers, flowers and cow skulls. In masterworks such as Jack in the Pulpit no.4 (1930), O’Keeffe reduces the incredible details of a flower to a symphony of basic colors, shapes, textures, and vital rhythms. Exhibiting the natural flower of curved planes and contour, O’Keeffe simplified the forms almost to the point of complete abstraction. O’Keeffe’s painting in its graceful quiet poetry, reveals the organic reality of the object by strengthening its characteristic features.