In her early abstractions, O’Keeffe rendered the same soft, flowing organic forms as she did in her dress. Her rounded forms also have a kinship with the plant-form vocabularies popularized by the international Arts and Crafts and Art Nouveau movements. When Alfred Stieglitz saw her first abstractions, he is famously said to have exclaimed, “Finally, a woman on paper,” and in 1916 and again in 1917, he hung some of them in his gallery at 291 Fifth Avenue.
Watercolor on paper
15 15/16 x 10 15/16 in. (40.5 x 27.8 cm) (show scale)
Dick S. Ramsay Fund
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Georgia O'Keeffe (American, 1887-1986). Blue #4, 1916. Watercolor on paper, 15 15/16 x 10 15/16 in. (40.5 x 27.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Dick S. Ramsay Fund, 58.76 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 58.76.jpg)
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