Hydrangeas Spring Song
Alma Thomas, American, 1891 - 1978
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Thomas’s mosaic-like abstract canvases reveal her keen powers of observation and interest in natural phenomena. In this painting, Thomas was inspired by hydrangeas and other spring flowers she admired in gardens near her home in Washington, D.C. The scattered abstract shapes and letters form a composition that evokes a wide range of associations, from cutout collages by Henri Matisse to African textiles.
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