O’Keeffe was inspired by the European modernist movement and Kandinsky’s theories on how visual art can or should be pure patterns of form, colour and line as opposed to representing the material world. Blue and Green Music
incorporates these ideas with O’Keeffe’s love of landscapes and the natural world.
Blue and Green Music
Date of work
Art Institute of Chicago Oil on canvas, 58.4 x 48.3 cm Alfred Stieglitz Collection, gift of Georgia O'Keeffe, 1969.835, The Art Institute of Chicago © The Art Institute of Chicago
Georgia O’Keeffe is best known for her paintings of magnified flowers, animal skulls and New Mexico desert landscapes. O’Keeffe made her debut in 1916 and was immediately recognised as a trailblazing artist, while today her legacy as an American art icon and a pioneer of twentieth-century art is widely recognised.
‘Men put me down as the best woman painter I think I’m one of the best painters.’ Georgia O’Keeffe.