Red Hills with Flowers

A work made of oil on canvas.
© 2018 Georgia O'Keeffe Museum/ Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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  • A work made of oil on canvas.

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 far-off landscapes, as seen in Black Cross, New Mexico. She continued this practice in Red Hills with Flowers, an image of vibrant flowers magnified and set against the red hills that surrounded her New Mexico home. The striking colors of the land intrigued her, and she later equated the area’s myriad hues 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.”

On View

American Art, Gallery 265

Artist

Georgia O'Keeffe

Title

Red Hills with Flowers

Origin

United States

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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