Green, Yellow and Orange
Serpentine curves inspired by natural forms were a mainstay of Georgia O’Keeffe’s art from the earliest years of her career (in the 1910s), when she derived inspiration in part from the turn-of-the-century organic aesthetic of Art Nouveau design. Later in her career, O’Keeffe found new pictorial opportunities in the aerial view, as in this work suggesting the ribbon-like meander of a western river through arid terrain. In examples such as this, her reference to place is almost entirely subsumed by the force of the abstract design.
Oil on canvas
40 x 30 in. (101.6 x 76.2 cm)
Frame: 40 1/4 x 30 1/4 x 1 3/4 in. (102.2 x 76.8 x 4.4 cm) (show scale)
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Bequest of Georgia O'Keeffe
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Georgia O'Keeffe (American, 1887-1986). Green, Yellow and Orange, 1960. Oil on canvas, 40 x 30 in. (101.6 x 76.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of Georgia O'Keeffe, 87.136.3. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 87.136.3_SL1.jpg)
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