|Size:||23.25" x 35.5"|
|Frame Size:||25" x 36.5"|
Oil on canvas (laid on panel)
|The Madge Tennent works form an intact permanent collection and are not for sale. The Tennent Art Foundation made Hawaii Preparatory Academy the custodian of the artist's work to conserve, preserve, and utilize for education in perpetuity.|
In this pivotal painting, Tennent broke from the European standards of representation and beauty that informed her first paintings of local women, such as Hawaiian Girl (1925) and Girl with Apples (1926). Having flipped the figure over and abandoned the angularity of those earlier works, Tennent began embracing the circular brushstrokes and voluptuous forms that would characterize her signature works of the mid-1930s.
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