Through Georgia's Eyes

Through Georgia s Eyes Georgia O Keeffe saw the world differently from most people As a child she roamed the prairie with a sketch pad in her hand struggling to capture on paper what she saw all around her At art school sh

  • Title: Through Georgia's Eyes
  • Author: Rachel Victoria Rodriguez Julie Paschkis
  • ISBN: 9780805077407
  • Page: 344
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Georgia O Keeffe saw the world differently from most people As a child she roamed the prairie with a sketch pad in her hand, struggling to capture on paper what she saw all around her At art school she learned to speak in paint on canvas.But Georgia felt confined by city life She longed for vast expanses of space, and she found it in the red hills and silent deserts ofGeorgia O Keeffe saw the world differently from most people As a child she roamed the prairie with a sketch pad in her hand, struggling to capture on paper what she saw all around her At art school she learned to speak in paint on canvas.But Georgia felt confined by city life She longed for vast expanses of space, and she found it in the red hills and silent deserts of New Mexico.

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    1. I recently read another children’s picture book about Georgia O’Keeffe, My Name Is Georgia: A Portrait by Jeanette Winter and this book reminded me of that one.The biographical information is interesting enough. The illustrations are fine enough, and they are reminiscent of O’Keeffe’s painting style. All okay enough.But, nothing about this book (or the other book) really grabbed me or impressed me all that much.I’d rather look at a book with Georgia O’Keeffe’s paintings or postcard [...]

    2. Rendered through cut-paper collage, this picture book on Georgia O'Keefe is the most inspiring one on O'Keeffe I've encountered. It's designed and written well--and is very approachable for really young children.

    3. I love Georgia O'Keeffe's work, but was very disappointed in this book particularly the text. The story told was too simplistic without any raw emotions and wonder that Georgia clearly felt. Perhaps the book would have been better if it did not try to cover the artist's entire lifetime. I also was annoyed how Rodriguez clearly ignored the brilliant work Georgia O'Keeffe did early in her life at Lake George and New York City only to focus on her work out west. While O'Keeffe may have "missed the [...]

    4. The pictures were what made Georgia O'Keeffe so famous. The pictures in this biography do her justice, the text does not. I thought that based on the pictures in the book, I was able to tell what made Georgia O'Keeffe famous. Her colors were vibrant and the simplest image was made elegant and beautiful. However, the text was rather bland, unlike the illustrations. It was interesting to me how the story told her life as if it were present day. I'm still not sure what the author's purpose was in d [...]

    5. This partial picture book biography describes some of the influences on painter Georgia O'Keeffe, touching briefly on her formative years and her family's wishes that she become a teacher. Despite those wishes and the climate of the times which dictated appropriate roles for women, Georgia followed her dream to paint, which led her to New York City and the wide spaces of New Mexico. Both the text and the extraordinary cut-paper collage illustrations help readers understand the personality, deter [...]

    6. I loved the illustrator's decision to use collaged paper to create this story. The end flap of the dust jacket reveals that this was Paschkis' first time producing a story in this fashion. Cheers to her! I especially enjoyed the collaged illustrations when large expanses of land are shown in an array of colors and shapes, revealing a diversity in landscapes as O'Keefe traveled from prairie to city to desert. I am always on the look-out for picture/children's books that would be applicable to sha [...]

    7. As much as I love Georgia O'Keefe's artwork this book was somewhat of a disappointment. I found it to be very simple and slightly boring. Perhaps it accurately portrays O'Keefe, but I wanted to see more specifics about her life. The pictures did a nice job implicating her style as an artist, but even those were a little boring for young children. I do think that the author did a nice job demonstrating how much O'Keefe was "one with nature" with phrases like "the trees and hills whisper their sec [...]

    8. A picture book biography of artist Georgia O'Keeffe that invites readers to see the world through her eyes.In pointing readers to enjoy the world around them as Georgia O'Keeffe did, the book is its own piece of art. The writing is lyrical and poetic, creating vivid word pictures, and the illustrations are gorgeous and sure to draw in readers. The text is simplistic and touches on the mere basics of O'Keeffe's life but it does a great job in helping readers get a picture of the beauty of art and [...]

    9. As a young girl, Georgia knew that she wanted to be an artist when she grew up, but few women could pursue that dream in the early 20th century. “Georgia sees life differently. She paints and paints. Hours pass by. She wonders if she can achieve her dream.” Local author Rodriguez captures O’Keefe’s vision and determination, presenting it for a young audience with a perfect tone. Share this with children, especially if you are going to see the new exhibit at the de Young Museum.

    10. I really liked this book and it's story. It also has a good message for students to follow their dreams and don't let anyone stop you. Georgia O'Keefe seemed like an interesting lady. There is a page with information about Georgia. The illustrations are great. you don't really see Georgia, but her paintings and how she viewed the world. The illustrations are very unique and move along well with the story, they stand out and make the story even stronger.

    11. I love how different biographies of Georgia O'Keefe are each distinct and add to the body of work about the artist. This one uses lyrical language and vibrant cut paper collages to explore O'Keefe's vision of the world. Readers learn about the artist, but more, about how "Georgia sees life differently."There's a "More about Georgia O'Keefe" page.

    12. We visited the Eiteljorg museum today and I head straight to their two Georgia O'Keefe paintings. I found this picture book biography in the bookstore. The illustrations evoke O'Keefe's paintings while the text shows her independence and determination to see the world her way.

    13. This is a nice picture book biography for young readers and listeners and a good way to introduce them to Georgia O’Keeffee’s work. I especially appreciated the additional information in the afterward portion.

    14. This is a simplistic view of her life and art. I thought it was good in that it told about her feelings for color and art and showed some of her artwork imbedded in the story. It would be a good intro into the artist, but you might want to add more to present it to older students.

    15. a good introduction to o'keefe. the story is simplistic, but the simple words pairs well with the brightly colored pictures

    16. this was a good book. I think it's good to show children that they can do anything even if it's not supposedly something they're supposed to do like be a girl painter in the 1800's.

    17. One of the simplest, lowest level, most reduced, most picture book like biographies I've ever seen of Georgia O'Keefe's life.

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