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Georgia O'Keeffe (American, 1887–1986)
Poppies, 1950
Oil on canvas
36 × 30 in. (91.44 × 76.2 cm)
Gift of Mrs. Harry Lynde Bradley M1977.133
Photo credit: John R. Glembin
© 2008 Georgia O'Keeffe Museum / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Currently on View

In her treatment of form, O’Keeffe hovered tantalizingly between representation and abstraction throughout her long career. Flower paintings such as this became perhaps the best-known of her signature images. Set against the clear blue Southwestern sky, these over-scale poppies seductively reveal their inner beauty and proclaim themselves a generative force of nature.

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