Red Stripe with Green Background

  • Felrath Hines, Red Stripe with Green Background, 1986, oil on linen, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Dorothy C. Fisher, wife of the artist, 2011.25.1, © 1986, Dorothy C. Fisher

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

Title
Red Stripe with Green Background
Artist
Date
1986
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
5139 78 in. (129.4101.4 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Dorothy C. Fisher, wife of the artist

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on linen
Classifications
Highlights
Keywords
  • Abstract
Object Number
2011.25.1
Palette
Linked Open Data
Linked Open Data URI

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