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Acrylic Painting - Pastorale

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ęBarbara Delaney

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Basic Information

Accession Number:2000P14
Collection:Fine Art Paintings and Sculpture
Date:1997 - 1997

Maker Information

Artist:Barbara Delaney - View biography for Barbara Delaney


Delaney's jewel-like paintings are inspired by her fascination with the interplay of light and colour. The opalescent reflections of sunlight on water, the iridescent sheen of birds feathers. Many of her works are small, inviting the viewer to draw close in order to enjoy their intricate surfaces. She suffered serious sight injury that prevented her from painting during the 1980s. As she recovered her sight, she experienced a renewed sensitivity to sensations of light and colour in landscape. She wrote:

'I try to depict in paint, as directly as possible, the intense and glorious sensation of light on glass, water, white walls.'

Purchased from the artist, 2000.

Further Information

Production Period:20th century
Medium:Acrylic on canvas.


Height:200 mm
Width:205 mm