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New York with Moon

  • Georgia O´Keeffe. ‘New York Street with Moon’. Museo Thyssen - Bornemisza. Madrid © De las reproducciones autorizadas, VEGAP, 2011

    Georgia O´Keeffe. ‘New York Street with Moon’. Museo Thyssen - Bornemisza. Madrid © De las reproducciones autorizadas, VEGAP, 2011

     
  

Category

Painting

Date

1925 (20th century)

Artist

Georgia O´Keeffe

Cultural background

Avant-garde

Original title

Calle de Nueva York con luna

This painting is the first one that the popular American painter Georgia O'Keefe made of the city of New York.

It was sold the first day it was exhibited, in 1926, for 1,200 dollars. In "New York with Moon", the dusk sky and the moon peeping out are framed by towering buildings cast in shadow and a streetlight. The simplified shapes and forced point of view of the composition connect the work with the production by other artists at the time, belonging to the "Precisionists".

"One can’t paint New York as it is, but rather as it is felt." With these words, Georgia O’Keeffe conveys her passion for the skyscraper city, as well as her idea of art as a medium for expressing her emotions and her view of the world.
 

Details of the work

Object
Painting

Dimensions
122 x 77 cm

Technique
Oil

Material
Canvas

Iconography
Skyscraper; City; Night

  

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