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...her FarmVille farm would probably look like Siren465's (a 5-year player at Level 143 and counting). For an art history refresher, Georgia O'Keeffe is a famous American artist from the early 20th century whose paintings, mostly the ones of flowers, often made people think of things other than flowers. She always denied that this was intentional and it's easy to believe that this upset her because she refused to work with people who promoted her work that way. But her paintings had a very sensual quality, so most people found it impossible not to go Freudian over them.
I'm not sure what you're seeing, but this Valentine's Day farm -- with its rolling hills, soft dips, curves and crannies -- totally has me seeing pink. But that might also be due to all the English poetry I was forced to read in high school. Pastoral poetry was insanely popular in the olden days, and the ones that waxed romantic had a tendency to compare women to farmland and men as the happy deer frolicking across it.
Don't believe me? Have some Shakespeare:
I'll be a park, and thou shalt be my deer;
Feed where thou wilt, on mountain or in dale:
Graze on my lips; and if those hills be dry,
Stray lower, where the pleasant fountains lie.
Can you say "sexy time"? If you think FarmVille is big now, I'm scared to say how popular it would've been in 15th and 16th centuries.
Check out the rest of our Valentine's Day 2012 coverage here.
If your favorite artist played FarmVille, what kind of farm would it look like? Do you see flowers or... something else when you look at O'Keeffe's flower paintings? Sound off in the comments.Add Comment
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