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Georgia O’Keeffe painted vaginas.

December 14, 2009

So for anyone who has ever watched Sex and the City all the way through at least 8 times (we’re talking the series, not the movie), you’ll be familiar with the episode in which Charlotte gets her hoo-hah painted by a famous artist.

For those of you who aren’t that familiar, there’s an episode of Sex and the City where the character gets her hoo-hah painted by a famous artist.

That artist should have been Georgia O’Keeffe, because she did not paint flowers, she painted vaginas.

Some of you may already know this about her work, but I have unfortunately not paid much attention to Georgia since I first became acquainted with her in elementary school.  It was this great program called “Meet the Masters” where we got to learn about, well, the masters and then reproduce our own versions of their works of art.  So basically, unknownst to my 10-year-old self, they were teaching me how to draw vaginas.

But really, they’re just close ups of flowers.  I never intended for them to be interpreted that way.

You, Miss O’Keeffe, are a liar.  I think it’s time you took a good hard look at your paintings, as well as urbandictionary.com, where your name is listed as synonymous with the body part itself.  And guess what else– 54.54(with-a-little-hat-on-top) percent of all people ever (because 55 votes = representative sample in my world) enjoy that definition.  And the other people who voted were thumbs-downing the poor grammar in the example sentence.

As a side note, I always love the option of personalizing mugs with Urban Dictionary entries.   In this case, I think it would be a really magical touch to include a Georgia O’Keeffe reprint along with the definition to really make the strong statement that flaginas often do.

Wait, what’s a flagina?  Is that English?

Part flower, part vagina, all rather disconcerting once you realize what you were actually drawing at the tender age of 10.  Additionally, very disturbing to think about deeply, especially when you ask yourself which sort of “life” the image was drawn from.

If you’re not yet convinced by my carryings on, here’s some visual evidence to support my accusation of deceit:

And finally, the most telling piece of evidence I have–a portrait of Georgia herself:

In conclusion, Georgia O’Keeffe can have fun sitting on her throne of lies with her penose and flaginas.

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. Ian Mune permalink
    June 9, 2012 1:41 am

    What’s the problem? I don’t think Georgia ever said “I don’t paint vaginas.” And, I must say, I think her vaginas are very beautiful.

  2. Ian Mune permalink
    June 11, 2012 2:34 am

    Hi Lara, it’s me again.

    I recently saw the Joan Allen movie “Georgia O’Keefe.” Her visual casting was not that accurate, but her acting chops solved that. The visual likeness of Jeremy irons to Arthur Steiglitz was extraordinary! So between them they made a good movie. Based on a book that Joan must have read and got inspired by ( she is listed as a Producer) and we must all be thankful to actors like that. One of the interesting things the movie reveals is that Steiglitz did a series of photos of a nude O’Keefe which caused an uproar at the time, and yet these pix are no longer available, even on the internet.

    Who is censoring what here? And why?

    Regards

    Ian Mune

    ps How about replying?

  3. Alison Griffiths permalink
    February 13, 2013 3:02 pm

    Yes of course, your elementary school education would qualify you to contradict this incredible person on her OWN work. Unless you are now in possession of a Prof. on this subject? What have you achieved? It may be your opinion, but consider this; what is it about yourself which makes you present it in such an offensive way?

    • Ian Mune permalink
      February 13, 2013 4:11 pm

      You talking to me? What’s offended you?

      • Alison Griffiths permalink
        July 23, 2013 12:51 pm

        No, not at all! I was talking to the blog owner. I was offended by the way she thought she could interpret Georgia’s work better than the artist herself, and accused her of lying. Firstly how we this Lara even know that and secondly why would the artist lie? As you said yourself, O’Keefe seemed to feel no compulsion to confirm. Sorry if I was unclear.

  4. E. Dantes permalink
    February 13, 2013 7:18 pm

    Unfortunately, you can’t leave the subject work of masters up to the artist’s interpretation. There’s a word for that: arrogant. Also, how dare you defile the wonderful late O’Keeffe. Have you no respect? I would agree that in a mature audience, 9 out of 10 would likely say they could interpret her floral work as vaginal variations. That interpretation is what makes art beautiful; but for you to accuse one of the great artists of the past is absolutely ludicrous. If you plan on quoting unofficial cites such as “urban dictionary” in the future, please do us all a favor and keep your slanderous interpretation to yourself. As an amateur historian, i’ll be the first to admit fault in interpretation. Historiographic trends make fools of those willing to take a stance every so often when perceptions generally change. To assert one’s own opinion into the author of a work is not only juvenile but also has poor taste. Please do your research next time. As far as I have found; O’Keeffe rejected the publicized interpretation of her work as a series of vaginal displays and refused to collaborate with certain feminist activist in doing so sometime in the 1970′s. I hope that is of some help to readers.

  5. February 27, 2013 2:02 pm

    I’ve always thought flowers looked like vaginas. Particularly Irisis’s. Of course so do most ink blots.

  6. Ann Floren permalink
    May 13, 2013 1:31 am

    I do not see what is so disturbing about flowers and …If you dont like a painting, don’t buy it.

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