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Eye Candy for Today: Georgia Okeeffe Deer’s Skull

Deer's Skull with Pedernal, Georgia Okeeffe
Deer’s Skull with Pedernal, Georgia Okeeffe

In the Museum of Fine Arts Boston

Though it looks almost like watercolor in the handling, particularly of the skull itself, this was done in oil on canvas.

According the the museum’s page for this piece, “Pedernal” is the name of the flat-topped mountain in the background, which Okeeffe painted numerous times, and about which she joked: “It’s my private mountain. It belongs to me. God told me if I painted it enough, I could have it.”