Clam Shell

Georgia O'Keeffe American

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O'Keeffe was an avid collector of rocks, shells, driftwood, and bones, which were imaginatively displayed in her homes. They also became subjects of her paintings, many of which were small in size, like the objects themselves. Sometimes, however, she painted the objects large, showing every undulation, ridge, and color modulation. These detailed studies often made her still-life subjects resemble landscapes.

Clam Shell, Georgia O'Keeffe (American, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin 1887–1986 Santa Fe, New Mexico), Oil on canvas

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