Red and Orange Streak

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Red and Orange Streak
Artist Georgia O'Keeffe
Year 1919 (1919)
Medium Oil on canvas
Subject Lightning
Location Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania
Accession 1987-70-3
Website Red and Orange Streak
Philadelphia Museum of Art

Red and Orange Streak is a 1919 painting by Georgia O'Keeffe.[1] She painted it in New York, after arriving there from Texas.[2] In a letter to a friend, O'Keeffe wrote: "the whole thing—lit up—first in one place—then in another with flashes of lightning—sometimes just sheet lightning—and sometimes sheet lightning with a sharp bright zigzag flashing across—I … sat on the fence for a long time—just looking at the lightning."[2]


  1. ^ Philadelphia Museum of Art. "Collections Object: Red and Orange Streak".
  2. ^ a b "Red and Orange Streak" (PDF). Philadelphia Museum of Art. Retrieved 16 January 2017.