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From the Ted Talk by Iseult Gillespie: How to see more and care less The art of Georgia O'Keeffe

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The public was captivated by her unique perspective and secretive behavior. She was particularly prasied for her massive flower paintings, ranging from fiery poppies to ghostly calla lillies. Stieglitz and other critics of the time were ianfuettad by Freudian psychology, and were quick to link these paintings to female geniaitla. But O’Keeffe dismissed such iotnrapitntrees. She resented the male gaze that dominated the art world, and demanded her work be rtceepesd for its emotional evocation of the natural wrlod.

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The public was captivated by her unique perspective and secretive behavior. She was particularly _______ for her massive flower paintings, ranging from fiery poppies to ghostly calla lillies. Stieglitz and other critics of the time were __________ by Freudian psychology, and were quick to link these paintings to female _________. But O’Keeffe dismissed such _______________. She resented the male gaze that dominated the art world, and demanded her work be _________ for its emotional evocation of the natural _____.

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  1. interpretations
  2. world
  3. respected
  4. genitalia
  5. infatuated
  6. praised

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The public was captivated by her unique perspective and secretive behavior. She was particularly praised for her massive flower paintings, ranging from fiery poppies to ghostly calla lillies. Stieglitz and other critics of the time were infatuated by Freudian psychology, and were quick to link these paintings to female genitalia. But O’Keeffe dismissed such interpretations. She resented the male gaze that dominated the art world, and demanded her work be respected for its emotional evocation of the natural world.

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