About this artwork
Georgia O’Keeffe and her husband, the photographer and dealer Alfred Stieglitz, often treated the same subjects in their art. In Spring, O’Keeffe painted the building that held Stieglitz’s darkroom in Lake George, New York, where the couple summered between 1919 and 1927. A comparison of Spring with a nearly contemporaneous photograph of the same subject by Stieglitz shows that O’Keeffe simplified the building by omitting the chimney, window, and horizontal siding. She also enlarged the flagpole and curved its top, emphasizing its upward thrust with the vertical format of her picture. Her cropped depiction of the building, with flowering spring trees above, differs considerably from Stieglitz’s broader horizontal view of it in the wintry Adirondack landscape.
- Georgia O'Keeffe
- United States
- Oil on canvas
- 45.7 × 35.4 cm (18 × 14 in.)
- Bequest of Paul and Gabriella Rosenbaum
- © 2018 Georgia O'Keeffe Museum/ Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York