|Size:||82" x 42.25"|
|Frame Size:||84" x 44.25"|
Oil on canvas
|The Madge Tennent paintings form an intact Permanent Collection and are not for sale (NFS). The Tennent Foundation made Hawaii Preparatory Academy the custodian of the artist's work to conserve, preserve, and utilize for education in perpetuity.|
Built up in vigorous layers of paint, this smartly dressed Hawaiian maiden enjoys a leisurely stroll along a sun-drenched thoroughfare. Brilliant colors abound: the shocking pink of her billowy holoku, lipstick, and lei haku; the ochre of her flesh; the dark forms of her top hat and parasol; and her mossy surroundings. Outlined with the artistâ€™s signature cobalt line and composed of swirling forms, the voluptuous figure invokes the iconic archetype that Tennent perfected during the early 1930s. Here as in her other works, Tennent celebrates Hawaiian femininity in all its graceful expressions, be it dancing hula under the sun, weaving lei near the docks, or meandering among the palms.
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