Georgia O'Keeffe Jacob bibb (A) November Artist

Georgia O'Keeffe (November 15, 1887 – March 6, 1986)

Georgia was born in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. Throughout her life, she spent time in New York, Hawaii, and New Mexico. Georgia is known as the "mother of American modernism"

Sky Above Clouds IV, 1965 (8 ft X 24 ft) Located in the Art Institute of Chicago
Jim son Weed, 1936 (70 in X 83.5 in) Located in Indianapolis Museum of Art
Blue and Green Music, 1921 (23 in X 19 in) Located at the Art Institute of Chicago
Cow's Skull: Red, White, and Blue 1931 (3.4 ft X 3 ft) Located at Metropolitan Museum of Art
Lake George Barns, 1926 (21-3/16 × 32-1/16 × 1-15/16 inches) Located at Walker Art Center

There are three buildings visible in the painting: two large, gray barns and another smaller, red barn. The two gray barns both have three windows each. The ground is painted an earthy green and the sky is painted in variations of gray. Line is visible in this work at the edges of the barns and the curved lines of the ground and sky. The curved lines in the sky give off a windy, stormy feeling and the lines on the ground make the landscape appear bumpy rather than flat. The colors used are rather dark giving off a gloomy feeling. The texture of the clouds and ground give off a sense of depth. The three barns take up most of the space in what I would say is 70%-30% rather than 60%-40%. I believe that Georgia wanted this painting to give off a gloomy, stormy feeling. She achieves this by using the grayish colors and what appear to be tones of all of the other hues she utilizes. I would consider purchasing this painting because I like the homey feeling it gives off despite being gloomy and having what appears to be a storm in it.

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