Georgia O’Keefe’s Beautiful Vagina
One of the lesser known facts about why Georgia O’Keefe painted such a stunning collection of flowers that resembled the intimate parts of women was because at one point people thought of the vagina as ugly and she wanted to change that perception.
Ms. O’Keefe claims only to have been interested in painting flowers, not symbolism, and though she never publicly acknowledged that she was painting anything other than flowers, she took what was an obvious physical similarity between both the flower and the vagina and used it as an opportunity to educate and excite the visual palette of the viewer.
O’Keefe knew that the public would see what they wanted. Interestingly enough, her garden of soft, feminine, silky floral petals implied only one thing in the art lover’s eye: the vagina, and nothing but. Her work left us breathless, if not panting. So soft and lustrous were the strokes and colors of her unique paintings that upon gazing at these works, we found ourselves wanting to touch the canvas’ longingly.
Georgia O’Keefe was one of the only artists in history to boldly approach the idea of vagina as art, and in doing so, she allowed the entire world to perceive the hidden and most misunderstood female anatomy as a thing of spectacular beauty and sensuality.
For more information on Georgia O’Keefe and her art: http://www.georgiaokeeffe.net/