Posted on

Critical Essay #3 (Georgia O’Keeffe) “Radiator Building-Night, New York”


          This piece is a well-known work created by George O’Keeffe herself. The title of the piece is “”Radiator Building-Night, New York,” and it is a part of the traveling art show,“The Artist’s Eye: Georgia O’Keeffe and the Alfred Stieglitz Collection.” This piece resonated with me with for many reason. From the scenery of New York City, and Nightlife atmosphere, to love and dedication.

          For one, this piece shows the beautiful scenery of New York City and the Radiator building. I found this piece to be glowing and magnificent. The piece grasped my attention right off the bat as I approached the piece at the exhibit in Crystal Bridges. I would gravitate towards the piece every now and again the entirety of the time I spent at the exhibit. That is how magnetic it was to me. Everything about it bleeds New York life and the image of a true night life scene.

        Speaking of the nightlife appeal of the art piece by O’Keeffe- the lights and dark, glowing colors or the piece also had me in a trance. The lights seem to be real, and electronically powered on the canvas and paint. O’Keeffe even involved her husband, Alfred Stieglitz, in a neon red bright light fixture to the fat left. I find all of these features of the piece to be dedicated to O’Keeffe insight and emotions to life, and her romance and dedication to her husband.

      Over all, Georgia O’Keeffe’s “Radiator Building-Night, New York” is a great piece that I find to be significant in my fascination with New York life, and nightlife imagery. Seeing this piece in person also gave me the chance to view the piece up in personal, and gave me the chance to truly understand the meanings within the art work by O’Keeffe.


Kinder, Kevin. “Long-Awaited Revelation | NWAonline.” NWAonline. NWA Media, 8 Nov. 2013. Web. 14 Dec. 2013.



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s