|Gray Line with Black, Blue and Yellow, c. 1923|
|Pelvis with Moon, 1943|
|Black Door with Red, 1954|
The majority of her sensuous close-up, large scale paintings of orchids and other flowers were done prior to her relocation to New Mexico, a fact that I'm sure didn't bother Jesse in the least. O'Keeffe found beauty in non-traditional places - she referred to the area around Santa Fe, which many of us would think of as just empty space by the far more lyrical name "the faraway" (as a matter of fact, her ashes were scattered over "the faraway" following her death in 1986 at age 98) and her gift was in showing that to other people.
Little wonder Jane felt a connection to this powerful artist. O'Keeffe was a woman operating at a very high level of success in a man's world and she saw the possibilities in objects and places that other people overlooked.
|Yellow Calla, 1926|
All photos courtesy of http://www.michelangelo.com/okeeffe/index-ns.html
And finally, the painting that I think of now as from O'Keeffe's Breaking Bad series.
|Black Cross, New Mexico, 1929 |
Courtesy of http://www.artic.edu/aic/collections/artwork/46327
So yeah, O'Keeffe - good stuff!