barber institute of fine arts
university of birmingham


INSPIRED BY LACE

JACQUELINE LAWRENCE

 

Lady Barber’s personal lace collection is the starting point for mixed-media textile artist Jacqueline Lawrence’s series of sensitively observed works.

For hundreds of years, lace has provided a decorative aspect to things of practical use. This function- as well as lace’s intricate detail and imaginative design- have fascinated Lawrence, who has also sought to imbue her own work with vintage lace’s varied tones by experimenting with natural and artificial processes. A selection of Lady Barber’s lace will be included in the exhibition Portrait of A Lady.

 

Above Image: © Jacqueline Lawrence, 2012 (detail)

The Collection

Here you can view highlights from the Barber Institute's collection of paintings.

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‘VISIT THIS PLACE. IT IS A JEWEL…’

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Giovanni Bellini (about 1430 – 1516)

Saint Jerome in the Wilderness

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Hippolyte Bellange (1800-1866)

The Entry of Bonaparte into Milan

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