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Design © 2014 by Natalie Harney & Pembroke College JCR Art Fund Collection

Barbara Delaney: A Visit to the Artist's Studio

The Pembroke College JCR Art Fund Collection contains two vibrant paintings in square formats by abstract painter Barbara Delaney (b. 1941), Red River Ever Moving and Like Summer Tempests (1998). We’ll be showing them in January 2019 in Pembroke’s JCR Art Gallery alongside other works from our collection. As we look forward to seeing her canvases back on the walls, I visited the artist in her studio to find out more about the development of her practice since she made these works! Abstraction is a defining aspect of Delaney’s practice. She understands ‘abstraction’ as getting to the essence of visual sensation. As the 19th century French poet and critic Stéphane Mallarmé said ‘[what is impor