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Red Hills with Flowers

Painting of two red-and-orange flowers in the bottom half of the frame and beyond them, in the top half, reddish-brown hills.
© 2018 Georgia O'Keeffe Museum/ Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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  • Painting of two red-and-orange flowers in the bottom half of the frame and beyond them, in the top half, reddish-brown hills.

Date:

1937

Artist:

Georgia O’Keeffe
American, 1887–1986

About this artwork

Fascinated by contrasts in scale, Georgia O’Keeffe frequently juxtaposed enlarged still-life elements with distant landscapes, as seen in Red Hills with Flowers, an image of vibrant blossoms magnified against the dry, steep hills surrounding her home in New Mexico. She admired the striking colors of the land, later equating them with artist paints: “All the earth colors of the painter’s palette are out there in the many miles of badlands. The light Naples yellow through the ochers—orange and red and purple earth—even the soft earth greens.”

Status

On View, Gallery 265

Department

Arts of the Americas

Artist

Georgia O'Keeffe

Title

Red Hills with Flowers

Place

United States (Object made in)

Date

1937

Medium

Oil on canvas

Dimensions

50.8 × 63.5 cm (20 × 25 in.)

Credit Line

Bequest of Hortense Henry Prosser

Reference Number

1992.649

Copyright

© 2018 Georgia O'Keeffe Museum/ Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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