We love Georgia O’Keeffe’s flowers and landscapes, and Hawaii provided endless inspiration for her during her trip to the islands in 1939. (Read more here.) We recently traveled there ourselves, to follow in her footsteps, and have posted several of her paintings and our corresponding current photographs on this blog – just click on the tag “Maui.”
Once you visit Maui, it leaves little to the imagination why it brings out the best in artists. It is beautiful, serene, and visually stunning, everywhere you look. If you’ve never been, we encourage you to visit for yourself. And if you have been, isn’t it time you went back?
We stayed at the Four Seasons Maui at Wailea. What was so great, in connection to O’Keeffe, were the endless flowers on the property, and their wonderfully curated, international art collection (also featuring prominent Hawaiian artists). Take the iPod audio tour and stroll through the grounds at your leisure. Look around, it is worth every step.
First, the flowers! O’Keeffe would have LOVED it here.
Georgia O’Keeffe, Bella Donna with Pink Torch Ginger, 1939 – Private Collection, CR 967.
Georgia O’Keeffe, Cup of Silver, 1939 – The Baltimore Museum of Art, CR 969.
All photographs by Kristin Lynn Kautz, Maui, 2012.