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Nine Years of Textiles, Art History, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes

7.18.2010

Flowers Singing and Dancing

[Detail view, Red Azaleas Singing and Dancing Rock and Roll Music, 1976, Alma Thomas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of the artist.]

I've mentioned Alma Thomas' work several times in the past, specifically Red Azaleas Singing and Dancing Rock and Roll Music.  So,  I smiled when I noticed the painting recently traveled from the Smithsonian to the Nasher in North Carolina for the exhibition, Color Balance: Paintings by Felrath Hines and Alma Thomas, on view through September 5, 2010. There's a great candid shot of a museum visitor in front of the piece here, and a larger array of Thomas' lively nature-based work can be seen here. Her life story and paintings are described for kids in a relatable way here.

[Photo by Dr. J Caldwell uploaded to the Flickr page of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University.]

5 comments:

Gramercy Home said...

What a happy piece of art. The picture with the museum-goers standing in front brings the whole thing to life.

Terry said...

Thanks for showing Ms. Thomas again. It deserves repeated viewings. I hope you'll let us know when we can see some of her work in Atlanta.

Karena said...

Alma's art is amazing. I love the bight color and her interpretations!

Karena
Art by Karena

Capella Kincheloe Interior Design said...

So refreshing to have art that evokes feelings of pure happiness, so often artists linger on the other side.

katiedid said...

I was unfamiliar, but now a fan. A large piece with color and spirit will get me every time!