Jack-in-the-Pulpit

Painter: Georgia O'Keeffe

Year: 1930

Skyscrapers, skulls or *ahem* flowers, O'Keeffe used the same technique to picture them all. She enlarges the subject to the edges of the frame, resulting in a fully frontal, oversized depiction. Anything O'Keeffe thus captures takes on a totemic quality: it is to be worshipped.