Red Hills with the Pedernal
Georgia O’Keeffe was one of many artists who found renewal and inspiration in the stark natural beauty of New Mexico. In this work, she rendered the Pedernal, a mesa in the Jemez Mountains and one of her favorite subjects, in her characteristic style of reductive realism, simplifying natural forms into their essential shapes. O’Keeffe’s technique of blending and smoothing strokes of pastel with a finger or brush allowed her to achieve subtle modulations of hues and values, effects also evident in her oil paintings.
Pastel on paper mounted to wood-pulp board
21 1/2 x 27 1/4 in. (54.6 x 69.2 cm) (show scale)
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Bequest of Georgia O'Keeffe
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Georgia O'Keeffe (American, 1887-1986). Red Hills with the Pedernal, 1936. Pastel on paper mounted to wood-pulp board, 21 1/2 x 27 1/4 in. (54.6 x 69.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of Georgia O'Keeffe, 87.136.4. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 87.136.4_PS6.jpg)
overall, 87.136.4_PS6.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2011
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