Hildreth York feels that this is an excellent example of the brighter palette used by Delaney. York states, "In Marble Collegiate Church, (1974-75), the architecture seems to be activated by strong contrasts of light and dark, squggly turret, finials, and freehand line. Halos of sunny yellow enliven the rolling layers of cloud." 47

It is interesting that this seems to be the only frame he personally constructed and painted, with the probable intention of creating an illusion of ornamental enclosure.


Collection of the Knoxville Museum of Art


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Marble Collegiate Church, 1974-75, oil/canvas,
72" x 50"