Grey Line with Lavender and Yellow

Georgia O'Keeffe American

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 903

Among the most famous twentieth-century American artists, O’Keeffe often painted abstract compositions in which she appears to have responded to forms in nature. Showcasing her sophisticated color sense and delicate brushwork, works such as Grey Line with Lavender and Yellow are devoid of traditional subject matter. Nevertheless, they easily conjure up associations with flower petals and human anatomy. Like many abstract artists, O’Keeffe aspired to render essential form by disregarding extraneous details.

Grey Line with Lavender and Yellow, Georgia O'Keeffe (American, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin 1887–1986 Santa Fe, New Mexico), Oil on canvas

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