Evidently, Hone’s art was greatly inspired by the Cubist style and this particular painting would have been completed around the time of her transition to religious stained-glass compositions in the early 1930s. Hone uses a wide ranging colour palette, with darker tones dominating the outer parts of the composition, transitioning into lighter hues at the core. This harmonious configuration offers no clear subject matter, concentrating primlarily on colour, form, line and pattern, although it is well-known that Hone often based her abstract studies on religious themes.
Today it is considered that along with Jellet, Hone was one of the pioneering artists to bring a certain strain of Modernist art - inspired by Cubism - to the forefront of the Irish Art scene, subsequently influencing a new generation of artists that was to follow them.
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