LIGHTEN UP THE ONE ABOVE, A LITTLE. THEN ADD TWO MORE TO THIS BOX –
THE FIRST GOES ABOVE THE FLOWER PAINTING, THE SECOND GOES BELOW THE
FROM THE NEW BATCH, THE TOP IMAGE
WILL BE “WESTON ARTICHOKE” .
THE BOTTOM IMAGE WILL BE “ROCKING
photograph of an Artichoke Halved, 1930, clearly defines the lines naturally
accruing within a naturally grown vegetable. Though this image can be
interpreted as a document of a real object photographed at a specific moment
in time, the organic lines revealed within are visually interesting.
O’Keeffe’s Black Hollyhock and Blue Lokspur, 1924, is composed of
curved, flowing lines. Within this enlarged image of flowers, there are no
verticals or horizontals. The lines are organic, not geometric. They twist
and turn as they define the irregularity and roundness of the petals.
The third image is not of a “traditional” work of art, but
of Thonet’s Reclining Rocking Chair with adjustable back, c.1880.
While the object may be functional, the organic lines of the bent beechwood
frame are visually interesting in an artistic sense. The lines of the
armrests, legs, and underneath the footrest imitate the flow of vines. We may
characterize these lines as expressive in that rather than defining
functional edges and contours, they freely flow and lend the recliner, a
lyrical and graceful character.