One of my favorite artists is Georgia O’Keefe.
This early painting from 1928 (from the very start of O’Keefe’s fame) is so gorgeous–the colors, textures, shapes… everything.
Mostly, I like the boldness and mix of the colors.
While it is a painting of flowers–which is traditionally a “female” subject matter–O’Keefe’s unfaltering handling of the simultaneous delicacy and brashness of the two blooms transforms the picture away from what many people might consider (in 1928) proper subject matter for a lady… or a woman. Definitely a sensuous, sensual painting.