The power of Georgia O'Keeffe's artwork derives from her mastery of essential elements of art making: line, color, and composition.
Blue, Black and Grey, 1960 offers fresh insight into the importance of line in her work - from preliminary sketches and drawings, to the fluid, seemingly effortless outlines that define regions of her canvas and divide her compositions into dynamic zones of color, be it the curve of a flower petal, the horizon of a landscape, or the contour of an abstract form. A brilliant colorist, O'Keeffe created strong, vibrant works with colors that glow with energy and vitality. Holding all of this together in harmonious balance is her sense for composition. Time and time again in her work, we see an artist pushing the boundaries, in some cases quite literally with lines and forms racing off the edge of the canvas, yet somehow she always manages to maintain a sense of stability and produce works that are visually engaging.