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Red Stripe with Green Background

1986 Felrath Hines Born: Indianapolis, Indiana 1913 Died: Silver Spring, Maryland 1993 oil on linen 51 x 39 7/8 in. (129.4 x 101.4 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Dorothy C. Fisher, wife of the artist © 1986, Dorothy C. Fisher 2011.25.1 Smithsonian American Art Museum
3rd Floor, East Wing


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Red Stripe with Green Background plays with perception. A field of slightly variant shades of green is divided by red, yellow, and blue horizontal stripes. Above and below, white pyramids pierce the green plane, offering optical “windows” to a space beyond. The slightly off-center elements seem like playful dancing forms that speak to freedom and the joyousness of the human spirit.


African American Art: Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Era, and Beyond, 2012

Keywords

Abstract

painting

paint - oil

fabric - linen

About Felrath Hines

Born: Indianapolis, Indiana 1913 Died: Silver Spring, Maryland 1993

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