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Autumn Trees - The Maple, by Georgia O'Keeffe. Click Image to view detail. Autumn Trees - The Maple, painted with an unusual palette of cool blue-grays and liver reds similar to those of Chestnut Tree - Red, seems ultimately inspired by a different concern. Instead of being a memorial portrait, the painting provides a pretext for the exploration of a complex pattern, as the sinuous gray. About the Artwork. Georgia O'Keeffe. Trees in Autumn, Oil on canvas, 25 3/16 x 20 3/16 inches.
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum (Santa Fe), Gift of The Burnett Foundation. © Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.  Vibrant canvas of large orange-red tree against purple-white hills and a blue sky.
Surrounding the main red tree are areas of yellow color on the left and a green fir tree on the right. Georgia O'Keeffe American. Not on view. Throughout the s O'Keeffe spent several months of each year (from spring to fall) at the Stieglitz family estate in Lake George, New York. Trees- maples, pines, poplars, and birches- were abundant there. O'Keeffe portrayed them singly or in groves, and often reflected the changes of the seasons in their colors.
However, in the photographic studies by Stieglitz.
From botanical portraits to abstract landscapes, the works give a glimpse into the summers and falls O’Keeffe spent in northern New York. Her familiar petunia paintings sit next to her sprawling mountain scenes, pieces that at first glance seem to represent purely enthusiastic feelings toward Lake George Village. But a deeper delve into the collection presents tangled tree-scapes and swirling. Autumn Leaves, Lake George, by Georgia O'Keeffe Click Image to view detail.
O'Keeffe collected organic souvenirs, from stones and shells to feathers and bones, and at Lake George she delighted in gathering leaves that appealed to her for the striking diversity of their shape and coloring.