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Road - Mesa with Mist

Semiabstracted painting, narrow road in the foreground disappears behind misty fog, pink hilltop in the distant background.
© 2018 Georgia O'Keeffe Museum/ Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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  • Semiabstracted painting, narrow road in the foreground disappears behind misty fog, pink hilltop in the distant background.

Date:

1961

Artist:

Georgia O’Keeffe
American, 1887–1986

About this artwork

This atmospheric painting of gray mists tumbling down a mesa and obscuring the road below strikingly demonstrates Georgia O’Keeffe’s fascination with changing weather effects. Although her works frequently demonstrate a crystal clarity of perception, here she captured a cloudy moment seen from her home and studio in Abiquiu, New Mexico. Her bedroom overlooked the main road that connected Abiquiu with the larger towns of Española and Santa Fe, and her eye was drawn to its wide sweep up the mesa.

Status

On View, Gallery 265

Department

Arts of the Americas

Artist

Georgia O'Keeffe

Title

Road - Mesa with Mist

Place

Abiquiu (Object made in)

Date

1961

Medium

Oil on canvas

Dimensions

41.3 × 30.8 cm (16 1/4 × 12 1/8 in.)

Credit Line

Bequest of Paul and Gabriella Rosenbaum

Reference Number

2002.76

Copyright

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

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