Oh, right! Yes, “Large Dark Red Leaves on White” is the complete title, it’s a fairly well-known painting by O’ Keeffe.
Oh, oh, okay. What was I thinking? I guess I should have had a closer look.
No, no. That’s a really good observation, I mean chronologically that would be impossible.
When she did that painting, color film hadn’t even been invented yet, neither had the right technology to blow pictures up that big to show that much detail.
But that painting and some of her other paintings do reveal the...the influence of photography, like, uh, she would crop her images.
She would make a frame around part of an image, say, just the very center and then cut off certain parts, the parts outside that frame,
to create the effect she wanted, the way a photographer does.
And those paintings are close-ups, like you might see today, of a person or a flower in a photograph.
Now, those techniques were certainly around and being used by photographers then.