What comes to mind when you think of Georgia O’Keeffe?
Aerial views of clouds, almost cartoonish in their puffiness?
Voluptuous flowers (freighted with an erotic charge the artist may not have intended)?
Probably not Polaroid prints of a dark haired pet chow sprawled on flagstones…
Or a massive cast iron abstraction…
If your knowledge of America’s most celebrated female artists is confined to the gift shop’s greatest hits, you might enjoy a leisurely prowl through the 1100+ works in the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum’s digital collection.
A main objective of this beta release is to provide a more complete understanding of the life and work of the iconic artist, who died in 1986 at the age of 98.
Her evolution is evident when you search by materials or date.
Each item’s listing is enhanced with information on inscriptions and exhibitions, as well as links to other works produced in the same year.
If your explorations leave you in a creative mood, the museum’s website has devised a host of O’Keeffe-inspired, all-ages creative assignments, such as an advertising challenge stemming from her 1939 trip to Hawaii to design promotional images for the Hawaiian Pineapple Company (now known as Dole).