Georgia O’Keeffe: White Rose with Larkspur No. I (1927)

GEORGIA O’KEEFFE (1887-1986) White Rose with Larkspur No. I signed with initials ‘OK’ in the artist’s star device (on a piece of the original backing) oil on canvas 36 x 30 in. (91.4 x 76.2 cm.) Painted in 1927, Image Source: Christie’s

“In 1927, O’Keeffe created five paintings of white roses, including the present work and White Rose with Larkspur No. II, in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. This composition was no doubt one of the artist’s favorites—she hung the related work in her bedroom in Abiquiu, New Mexico, before it was acquired by the museum in 1980. Both paintings delight in the details of the soft petals of the white flower against dark green leaves and blooms of blue larkspur. The present version has a particularly tactile quality, nearly compelling the viewer to reach out to feel the pillowy soft rose petals beautifully folding and furling to create soft shadows on the canvas. As Katherine Hoffman describes, “the white rose is reborn, representing a world of delicate sensitivity, as it is gently embraced by the blue and purple tones of the protective larkspur” (An Enduring Spirit: The Art of Georgia O’Keeffe, Metuchen, 1984, p. 103).”


Learn More

Georgia O’Keeffe at The Art Story

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Georgia O’Keeffe paintings at Georgia O’Keeffe Museum

Georgia O’Keeffe at Milwaukee Art Museum

Art and Artists: Georgia O’Keeffe – part 3

Georgia O’Keeffe at Art Institute of Chicago

Hat Tip

Thanks to shoreacres (Linda at The Task at Hand blog) who introduced me to a fascinating article, Georgia O’Keeffe’s Blindness: An Interview with Carol Merrill, about Georgia O’Keeffe’s struggle with macular degeneration in her later years.

Thanks for Visiting 🙂


16 Comments Add yours

  1. Béatrice says:

    Very beautiful !

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    1. I am happy you enjoy this one, Béatrice. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. 🙂

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  2. I love O’Keeffe’s art x

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    1. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Christine. 🙂


  3. She’s amazing in blending color tones. Love this selection.

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    1. I love those little touches of pinky-purple in this one. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Rosaliene! 🙂

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  4. She was amazing, totally unique, and extremely gifted.

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    1. Agree! Thanks for sharing your thoughts, artsandletters9. 🙂


  5. Gorgeous! A happy day at Sunnyside…💖

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  6. I hope a Georgia O’Keeffe exhibition comes to New Zealand one day. I’d love to see some of her paintings first hand.

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    1. That is on my bucket list, too, Chris. Thanks for visiting! 🙂

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