Leaf Motif, No. 2

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Artist: Georgia O'Keeffe, American, 1887-1986
Year
1924

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Media/materials
Oil on canvas
Measurements
35 x 18in (88.9 x 45.7cm)
Credit line
Mary and Sylvan Lang Collection
Accession number
1975.45
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Nothing is less real than realism…It is only by selection, by elimination, by emphasis, that we get at the real meaning of things.
- Georgia O’Keeffe

Known for her depictions of the natural world, Georgia O’Keeffe experimented with color, scale, and line to transform the familiar into surreal, almost abstract forms. In 1924, O’Keeffe started a series of paintings of magnified flowers and leaves, including Leaf Motif, No. 2. O’Keeffe enlarged tiny details to draw the viewer into the painting.

Born near Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, O’Keeffe studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and then went to New York where she exhibited at Alfred Stieglitz’s 291 Gallery.
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