Sunday, August 10, 2008
I can't remember the first time I saw a print of one of Georgia O'Keeffe's works, but I do remember coming around the corner at the Indianapolis Museum of Art and seeing one of her original paintings hung in one of the galleries there.
It took my breath away.
This is that image - Jimson Weed. It's lovely in this digital version, but you should see it full sized (70 x 83 1/2 inches).
This is O'Keeffe's largest and most ambitious floral work, with her signature emphasis on size and contour.
In 1936 Elizabeth Arden commissioned O'Keeffe to paint Jimson Weed for the exercise room of her New York spa.