Red Canna (paintings)

Georgia O'Keeffe, Red Canna, 1915, Yale University Art Gallery
Georgia O'Keeffe, Red Canna, 1919, High Museum of Art, Atlanta

Georgia O'Keeffe made a number of Red Canna paintings of the canna lily plant, first in watercolor, such as a red canna flower bouquet painted in 1915, but primarily abstract paintings of close-up images in oil.

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Georgia O'Keeffe

American modernist artist.

O'Keeffe in 1918, photograph by Alfred Stieglitz
Georgia O'Keeffe, Untitled, 1908, Art Students League of New York collection
Georgia O'Keeffe, Untitled, The Rotunda at University of Virginia, 1912–1914, watercolor on paper, 11+7/8 ×
Georgia O'Keeffe, Drawing XIII, 1915, Charcoal on paper, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Georgia O'Keeffe as a teaching assistant to Alon Bement at the University of Virginia in 1915
Blue and Green Music, 1921, oil on canvas
Georgia O'Keeffe, Ram's Head White Hollyhock and Little Hills, 1935, The Brooklyn Museum
Pineapple Bud, 1939, oil on canvas
O'Keeffe's "White Place", the Plaza Blanca cliffs and badlands near Abiquiú
Alfred Stieglitz, Georgia O'Keeffe, platinum print, 1920
My Shanty, Lake George, 1922, oil on canvas, 20 × 27 1/8 in., The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.
Cerro Pedernal, viewed from Ghost Ranch. This was a favorite subject for O'Keeffe, who once said, "It's my private mountain. It belongs to me. God told me if I painted it enough, I could have it"
Painting materials as displayed at the O'Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, NM
O'Keeffe, Untitled – vase of flowers, 1903–1905, watercolor on paper, Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
O'Keeffe, Red Canna, 1915, watercolor on paper, {{convert|49.2|×|33.0|cm|in|order=flip}}, Yale University Art Gallery
O'Keeffe,  Drawing No. 2 – Special, 1915, charcoal on laid paper, {{convert|60|x|46.3|cm|in|order=flip}}, National Gallery of Art
O'Keeffe, Blue #1, 1916, watercolor and graphite on paper, Brooklyn Museum
O'Keeffe, Sunrise, 1916, watercolor on paper
O'Keeffe, No. 8 – Special, 1916, Whitney Museum of Art
O'Keeffe, Light Coming on the Plains No. II, 1917, watercolor on newsprint paper, {{convert|11+7/8|x|8+7/8|in|cm}}, Amon Carter Museum of American Art
O'Keeffe, Series 1, No. 8, 1918, oil-painting on canvas, {{convert|50.8|×|40.6|cm|in|order=flip}}, Lenbachhaus, Munich
O'Keeffe, Red Canna, 1919, oil on board, High Museum of Art, Atlanta
O'Keeffe, A Storm, 1922, pastel on paper, mounted on illustration board, {{convert|46.4|x|61.9|cm|in|order=flip}} Metropolitan Museum of Art

O'Keeffe created many forms of abstract art, including close-ups of flowers, such as the Red Canna paintings, that many found to represent vulvas, though O'Keeffe consistently denied that intention.

Flower paintings of Georgia O'Keeffe

Best known for her close-up, or large-scale flower paintings, which she painted from the mid-1920s through the 1950s.

Georgia O'Keeffe, Red Canna, 1919, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia
Georgia O'Keeffe, Untitled, vase of flowers, watercolor on paper, 17+3/4 x, between 1903 and 1905

Examples of some of her close-up images of flowers include Oriental Poppies, several Red Canna paintings, and what has been described as her first large-scale flower painting, Petunia No. 2 (1924).

Janet Morley

British author, poet, and Christian feminist.

The cover features a painting Red Canna (circa 1923) by Georgia O'Keeffe, from the collection of the University of Arizona Museum of Art, a gift of Oliver James.