Red Canna

Red Canna
Artist Georgia O’Keeffe
Year 1924
Medium Oil on canvas
Georgia O’Keeffe Famous Paintings
Cow’s Skull: Red, White, and Blue, 1931
Blue and Green Music, 1919-1921
Pineapple Bud, 1939
Black Iris, 1926
Red Canna, 1924
Blue Morning Glories, 1938
Complete Works

Red Canna is one of Georgia O’Keeffe’s masterpieces, which was painted in the year 1924. This painting depicts a red canna flower, which is one of the many flowers O’Keeffe painted in her brilliant artistic career. One of the things that her flower paintings have in common is the fact that they are magnified so as to make one appreciate the beauty that a tiny flower has, and which very often most people tend to overlook.

Artistic Techniques

This oil painting is composed of abstract patterns derived from natural sources and depicted by means of restrained brushwork, which is typical for Georgia O’Keeffe. The colors are so beautifully chosen and they complement each other in a unique way. They are vivid and bright, and evoke energy and natural vitality. The intense red and orange hues subtly change into pearly whites, and this is one of the main features that make this painting really wonderful.

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