The Flowering

  • George Spaventa, The Flowering, 1957, bronze/cast, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mr. Philip M. Stern, 1978.54.3

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George Spaventa occasionally created work that did not directly refer to the human figure. The Flowering evokes the idea of growth and awakening, like a young plant opening its petals. The "petals" support and protect the budlike form in the center, suggesting the feeling of safety provided by the friends we often surround ourselves with.

Title
The Flowering
Artist
Date
1957
Location
Dimensions
11 3/4 x 7 1/2 x 8 1/2 in. (29.8 x 19.1 x 21.6 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mr. Philip M. Stern

Mediums
Mediums Description
bronze/cast
Classifications
Keywords
  • Abstract
Object Number
1978.54.3
Palette
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