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Green, Yellow and Orange

Georgia O'Keeffe

American Art

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.
MEDIUM Oil on canvas
DATES 1960
DIMENSIONS 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)
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Bequest of Georgia O'Keeffe
RIGHTS STATEMENT copyright transferred to Brooklyn Museum, 2006
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CAPTION 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. copyright transferred to Brooklyn Museum, 2006
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