Black Lava Bridge, Hana Coast, No. 11939 by Georgia O'Keeffe

...Her Hawaii landscapes feature deep, lush greens, bordered by ocean blues and jagged, black lava rock. Furthermore, the light, sunny yellows and pastel, rosy pinks of the tropical flora provide O’Keeffe with fresh vocabulary for her significant language of color....

It took Georgia O’Keeffe 9 days to travel the 5,000 miles between New York’s Grand Central Station and the Hawaiian island of Oahu.... Dole...had approached O’Keeffe in 1938, proposing an all-expenses-paid trip to Hawaii—after which time the painter would deliver the company two canvases for use in a national advertising campaign.... Although TIME Magazine described O’Keeffe in 1940 as the “least commercial artist in the U.S.,” in reality the American painter had long dabbled in corporate commissions....
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Media: oil on canvas
Location: Honolulu Museum of Art