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Monday, September 28, 2009

Van Gogh, O'Keefe and Gigi: The Poetry of Things

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I went thrift store shopping today and found this lovely "Cafe Terrace at Night" Van Gogh print that will look lovely in the dining area. As I was leaving my second thrift store for the day, I spotted the same print and had to have it. I love hanging multiple images of the same scene or person on the wall. Like Andy Warhol, I guess it's my love of film and the idea of seeing one of many single images together that inspires me to do this.

Another great thrift store find was Georgia O'Keefe's "Pink Tulips" that has the name of her "The Poetry of Things" exhibit written below the flower.
This goes nicely with some flower paintings that Gigi did at an arts summer camp. The students were introduced to the work of Van Gogh and Georgia O'Keefe and were obviously told to paint pieces influenced by these two great artists. I'll hang Gigi's Van Gogh-like paintings by that master's work in the dining area. I know we'll have delightful eating experiences among the vibrant and stimulating artwork of Gigi and Van Gogh.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great prints, I'm sure that you young lady's will enjoy them for years to come. But as GiGi's MaDear I would LOVE to see the picture she painted. I know she can stand with the best.

MaDear

Alicia Michele Benjamin said...

Oh yeah, MaDear. You know Gigi is tres talented! Her work shines just as brilliantly as Van Gogh's and O'Keefe's.

Alicia

Anonymous said...

Hey Lisa,

I love the paintings. Where did you say you got them from?

Auntie T

Alicia Michele Benjamin said...

The Salvation Army!!! Two locations. Isn't it amazing?