Georgia O’Keeffe – Hearts ‘n’ Bones
From 1943 to 1947 Georgia O’Keeffe painted a series that explored the intricate shapes and surfaces of animal bones.
The bones were pictured in their entirety or in magnified detail. Here in this abstract variation, the Pelvis II painted in 1944, she draws special attention to the blue sky seen through empty sockets.
The work demonstrates O’Keeffe’s ability to present what the writer Jean Toomer described as “The Universe through the portal of a bone.”
Georgia O’Keeffe’s oil paintings give a glimpse into the soul of a tough and yet sensuous woman. A true pioneer, she made her way down to New Mexico where her art transcended by painting the desert artifacts and scenery.