Probably one of Georgia O’Keeffe’s most famous images, this glorious red poppy is a real surprise when you see the actual painting hanging in a museum. It’s not really much bigger in the flesh. Really. With such a bold image and color, I was expecting to be blown away by this one, but there it was on the wall of the Metropolitan Museum of Art: a little painting, in a big gold frame. It still drew me in, mesmerizing with its color and beauty. But delicate and small, at the same time that it was lush and bold. I was a kid then, on a trip to the “big city,” but the sight of this flower has never left me. That’s art. Burned onto the inside of your eyeballs, keeping you coming back for more.
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