O'Keeffe, Georgia. (1887–1986)

"Ranchos Church, 1930" – Signed Postcard

Vintage museum postcard reproduction of the great American artist's painting, Ranchos Church, Taos, New Mexico, 1930, signed "Georgia O'Keeffe" to the verso in green felt tip.  Lightly toned, overall in fine condition.  5.5 x 4.15 inches (14 x 10.5 cm.).
In this view of a mission church in Ranchos de Taos, O’Keeffe depicts the site as a cluster of rocky forms that seem to grow straight from the soil. In merging the land and the building and reducing both to elemental shapes, O’Keeffe testifies to the naturalness of abstraction. At the same time, she seems to erase the boundary between earth and architecture, the natural and the man-made. O’Keeffe began visiting the Southwest in 1929, and her experience of the region, as well as of its indigenous peoples, bolstered her interest in abstraction. (20499)

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