Red Stripe with Green Background

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

Exhibition Label

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
On View
Dimensions
51 x 39 7/8 in. (129.4 x 101.4 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
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