Georgia O'Keeffe, Blue Black and Grey, 1960, from the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Image courtesy of 1000Museums.com. https://www.1000museums.com/enlarge/205815/ © 2013 . All rights reserved.

Georgia O’Keeffe: Always a Link

Whether Georgia O’Keeffe’s subjects are representational or not, they always have a source in the natural world.  Her Blue Black and Grey is a composition of abstract shapes and planes that are nevertheless reminiscent of the curves and colors one finds in bleached bones lying in the arid landscape of the American southwest.

Frequently in O’Keeffe’s work, blackness represents infinity and blue is the essence of water.  These are elemental forms that are heroic in their simplicity and invested with the power of nature.