Ram's Head Blue Morning Glory Georgia O'Keeffe Painting
The exuberance of a morning glory flower in fresh bloom is juxtaposed against the skull of a ram, motionless but not quite silent in death. The ram's head in Rams Head Blue Morning Glory is strong, just like the legacy the artist had built. She was, at that time, one of the greatest artists in the country. The move to New Mexico allowed her to produce fresh work. The ram's head is an important part of Hopi culture. It is part of New Mexico's landscape as well. O'Keeffe's focus on this symbol in R...
Red Hill and White Shell Georgia O'Keeffe Painting
The hot pinks, flame orange, bright vermillion and scarlet reds and burgundy shapes meld together to form the one great hill behind the large white shell. Different from the white shell, the red hills lying in the background are a broad area of fiery and abstract colour. In terms of colour, the hills seem brighter and more alive than they would be in reality. In terms of scale, the hills are much smaller than they would in reality.